Copper Valley Wireless Joins Associated Carrier Group
ACG / July 28, 2009
The Associated Carrier Group, LLC, (ACG) announced today that Copper Valley Wireless, an Alaskan company, has joined the group of independent tier two and three carriers and increased overall membership to 32 member carriers. ACG, formed in January 2005, is an alliance of North American CDMA carriers that collaborates efforts to provide timely and competitive value to consumers in member markets while creating efficiencies of scale for device manufacturers and vendors.
“ACG aggregates carrier demand to insure timely availability of innovative wireless devices that consumers demand.” said ACG President Brian Caraway. “Our organization provides Member Carriers with a means to work collaboratively with equipment manufacturers and vendors in an effort to bring the latest technologies, competitive value, and greater choice to consumers. We are pleased to welcome Copper Valley Wireless as the newest member of ACG.”
According to Dave Dengel, CEO of Copper Valley Wireless, Copper Valley Wireless is excited to become a member of the Associated Carrier Group. Dengel says, “As a small rural cellular provider we have limited resources. Being a member of ACG is like having additional staff. Our membership in ACG will help Copper Valley stay on the cutting edge of cellular devices.
Carriers interested in joining ACG or seeking further information visit www.associatedcarriergroup.com.
About Copper Valley Wireless
Copper Valley Wireless is a wholly owned subsidiary of Copper Valley Telephone Cooperative. Copper Valley Wireless’ local network covers about 15,000 square miles in south-central Alaska. Copper Valley provides cellular service in the Wrangell St. Elias National Park and out into Prince William Sound. Copper Valley’s subscribers can roam throughout Alaska as well as the lower 49 states and Canada.
ACG was formed to benefit both its members and the consumer by facilitating efficient production and marketing of devices as well as increased competition. The consortium enables its members to work with manufacturers, suppliers and other vendors to acquire more timely access to relevant CDMA devices. ACG presently has thirty-two Member Carriers based in various markets throughout the United States. More information is available at www.associatedcarriergroup.com.