Copper Valley Telecom

Valdez, Alaska

Area Served: 9,408 square miles

Population: 7,074.

Technical Highlights: The company’s core platform is fiber-to-the-node (FTTN) using ADSL2+ technology over copper for last mile interface.


The final 150 miles of the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline transects the Copper Valley service area and terminates at the Alyeska Oil Pipeline Terminal facility in Valdez; approximately 20 percent of the U.S. domestic oil production is shipped via this line. Daily operations are supported by voice and broadband capabilities, while wireless broadband enables communications between boat crews, weather stations, and the U.S. Coast Guard. High-speed Internet capabilities support simulated disaster events for critical response training.