Big Excitement in Arizona

Midvale Telephone Exchange is installing fiber optic-based high-speed Internet and phone service to Northern Arizona real estate development

July 7, 2009

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PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Unreliable phone service and poor Internet connectivity can be frustrating aspects of rural life, leaving many to choose staying connected in an urban area over living where they can enjoy nature's beauty. Owners at LV Ranch Estates no longer have to make that choice or settle for substandard communication services. True West Companies is pleased to announce that Midvale Telephone Exchange (MTE) is now installing fiber optic-based high-speed Internet and phone service to its Northern AZ real estate (http://www.lvranchestates.com/) development, bolstering an already impressive list of features.

MTE's network introduces traditional phone service for the first time and improves Internet speed, reliability and affordability over prior options. Previously, both were available through a satellite subscription service or local wireless broadband antenna system with varying connection quality and speed, depending on a home's position in relation to the antenna. The new network overcomes the issues by rolling out fiber-optic cable directly to each ranch property.

The network currently offers download speeds of 1 megabyte per second (Mbps) and is projected to increase to nearly 5 Mbps by the end of 2009. At those speeds, it will rival or surpass the speed of most networks available in metropolitan areas, and it still has plenty of room to grow. MTE Regional Manager, Dennis Farrington, predicts that it could one day see speeds of "50 Mbps or more as broadband access becomes increasingly important to our lives."

Fiber optic Internet and telephone service are an example of the state-of-the-art infrastructure elements that distinguish this Prescott Arizona property (http://www.lvranchestates.com/ranchestates/) offering from all others. From gated entries and paved roads to underground electric and individual wells on each ranch estate, the 4,900-acre community was planned to preserve its pristine setting while offering owners every modern convenience. The developer, Peter Gooding of True West Companies, used his more than 20 years experience developing rural properties, including several similar ranch-style developments in Arizona, to create an environmentally sensitive, sustainable community of 120 ranch estates ranging from 36 to 51 acres each.

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