PAHRUMP – Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA), a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Pahrump, invites community members to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the launch of its optical fiber broadband communications service at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Pahrump Community Library. The library will be the first facility to receive service through VEA’s advanced optical fiber network.
The event will include comments from VEA leaders, Nevada Assemblyman James Oscarson and Pahrump Community Library Director Susan Wonderly, in addition to a special video message from Sen. Harry Reid.
The event will serve to educate community members about VEA’s efforts to provide high-quality broadband service while building Nevada’s first all-fiber community in Pahrump. The first phase of the broadband initiative will include a significant portion of Pahrump, in addition to Fish Lake Valley. Construction is currently underway for the first phase of this project.
VEA connected the Pahrump Community Library to its optical fiber network for free, and the cooperative will provide service to the facility at a speed of 1 gigabit per second. More than 21,000 community members utilize the local library for Internet access each year.
“Community members will now have the opportunity to visit the Pahrump Community Library and experience the speed and quality of VEA’s broadband service,” said Tom Husted, CEO of VEA. “As a member-owned cooperative, we take tremendous pride in building the most advanced communications network in the valley. We are developing this service in an effort to improve the quality of life for community members, while supporting local schools and promoting economic development in our area of the state.”
The event represents a significant milestone for VEA, as the cooperative expects the new revenue generated from the optical fiber broadband service to promote future rate stability for the cooperative’s member-owners.
“At VEA, we are committed to developing innovative opportunities that bring value to the communities we serve,” Husted said. “We look forward to providing community members with information about this exciting new service.”
Community members can RSVP for the Oct. 14 ribbon-cutting event by contacting VEA Community Relations Representative Cassandra Selbach via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA)
A ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the launch of VEA’s optical fiber broadband communications service, with the Pahrump Community Library serving as the first facility to receive service.
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
Pahrump Community Library
701 East St.
Pahrump, NV 89048
RSVP: To RSVP for the event, please contact VEA Community Relations Representative Cassandra Selbach via email at email@example.com.
About Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Valley Electric Association, Inc. (VEA) is a member-owned nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. While VEA started as a small rural electric utility in 1965, the company now provides service to more than 45,000 people within a vast 6,800-square-mile service area located primarily along the California-Nevada border, with the majority in Nevada. VEA’s service area starts in Sandy Valley, southwest of Las Vegas, and extends north for more than 250 miles to Fish Lake Valley. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.