Residents in Keytesville will soon have access to high-speed gigabit-capable Internet. Chariton Valley has announced that construction began Wednesday, Aug. 28, bringing ultra-high-speed gigabit-capable Internet access to the Keytesville community enabling more robust Internet, video and telephone services, according to a press release.

"We're already reaping the benefits of fiber with Nutrien coming to Keytesville," stated Bob Littleton, mayor of Keytesville. "As the future goes it's a valuable tool. One question we're always asked is 'do you have high-speed internet,' now we can say yes! This gives us one company to work with and it's a strong, dependable, local company.”

"Bringing fiber to Keytesville furthers Chariton Valley's commitment of being the area's premier communications provider," said Chariton Valley's CEO Kirby Underberg. "We are excited about bringing this service to the community and look forward to continued growth in the Keytesville area!"

Fiber brings many opportunities to the area including educational, healthcare, and economic benefits, and increases home values.