Fiber Internet is here!

Valley TeleCom has completed its dedicated fiber network throughout the entire Town of Thatcher. 

Thatcher SA01

Thatcher Serving Area 01

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Installation and Service Is Available
We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.

Thatcher SA02

Thatcher Serving Area 02

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Installation and Service Is Available

We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.

Thatcher SA03

Thatcher Serving Area 03

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Installation and Service Is Available.

We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.

Thatcher SA04

Thatcher Serving Area 04

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Installation and Service Is Available.

We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.   

Thatcher SA05

Thatcher Serving Area 05

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Installation and Service Is Available
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Thatcher Serving Area 06

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Installation and Service Is Available
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Thatcher SA07

Thatcher Serving Area 07

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Thatcher SA08

Thatcher Serving Area 08

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Thatcher Serving Area 09

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We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.

Thatcher SA10

Thatcher Serving Area 10

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Installation and Service Is Available

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Thatcher SA11

Thatcher Serving Area 11

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Installation and Service Is Available

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Thatcher Serving Area 12

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Installation and Service Is Available.

We have now begun our installation process to the home in this serving area.


THATCHER CONSTRUCTION MAP

Construction Schedule

 
Construction Schedule
1 Serving Area 01

Construction Complete

 
2 Serving Area 02

Construction Complete

 
3 Serving Area 03

Construction Complete

 
4 Serving Area 04

Construction Complete

 
5 Service Area 05

Construction Complete

 
6 Serving Area 06

Construction Complete

 
7 Service Area 07

Construction Complete

 
8 Service Area 08

Construction Complete

 
9 Serving Area 09

Construction Complete

 
10 Serving Area 10

Construction Complete

 
11 Serving Area 11

Construction Complete

 
12 Serving Area 12

Construction Complete

 

Installation 01 - Fiber Location

Installation 02 - Trenching and Boring

Installation 03 - Obstructions and Fiber Pull

Installation 04 - Connecting the Fiber

Installation 05 - Fiber Installation from Terminal to Home

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will you be digging on my street or near my sidewalk?

All construction will be in the Public Utility Easement which is from the back of the curb or in the alley.

Will you be digging in my yard?

Yes.

Will it be noisy? What hours will you be working?

Please expect a little added traffic noise and some noise from the machinery that is needed to install the new fiber optic lines. Typical work days will be Monday - Friday starting at 7 and ending at sunset. The crews will also work some Saturdays. Working hours could change due to weather throughout the building process.

How long does the construction take per street?

Two weeks before Mears (contractor) gets to your street, they will hang a door knocker on your door making you aware that they will be coming to your area next.

This will depend on several factors so time will vary. The construction process will be done in 3 steps.

   1. Conduit placement
   2. Fiber placement
   3. Splicing

Drops to the home will be placed throughout steps 1 - 3. Mears will not access your property unless they have received permission to do so.

How long after you build can I get service to my home?

If you have pre-signed up for service, you will be on the list to be scheduled for installation. A Valley representative will contact you and set up a date to have the service activated in your home. You may not get this call immediately after the drop to your home has been placed as the construction to the entire serving area has to be completed before service can be activated. Time-lines will vary depending on construction and splicing.

What are the markings or flags on my sidewalk and yard, do you remove it after construction?

The marks on the sidewalk and flags in your yard are the blue stake marks to help the construction crews identify where existing utilities are. The special paint will fade away with time. The flags will be taken down by our construction team as soon as they are complete.

PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THE FLAGS.

Call 800 421 5711 if it is not done right away.

What does Blue Stake Mean?

The blue stake marks all existing utilities located on each property. Blue Stake is another name for Arizona 811 (formerly Arizona Blue Stake). Arizona 811 is a non-profit communication center that provides pre-excavation/digging notification services to prevent injuries and damage to underground utilities in accordance with statutory requirements.

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