Emery Telcom opens new building in Monticello as services expand
by David Boyle
Emery Telcom officially opened the doors to their new Monticello building at a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 14.
The ceremony marked the opening of their new office warehouse in Monticello where the company has been hard at work on a plan to bring fiber-to-the-home of all residents in Grand and San Juan counties.
The telecommunications provider offers fiber internet, phone and TV services throughout southeastern Utah.
Emery Telcom’s Beth Butler shared at the warehouse/office opening that the building was needed to hold essential supplies as the company continues to build out infrastructure in the area. The company is working now to bring fiber-to-the-homes in Eastland and is even working towards providing services in Dove Creek with the company hoping to start Dove Creek installs in September.
The new office will also be the headquarters for several jobs in the area, hopefully around 10, including construction crews and business techs to service the area.
The office will also provide convenience for users where Emery can hook up new services, take payments, swap equipment and help with any issues. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8-5 pm.
At the grand opening community members entered into gift raffles, received goody bags and got to look at the new structure.
“Fiber-to-the-home will be an amazing benefit to Grand and San Juan counties. Emery Telcom has a proven track record and has completed a similar project in Carbon and Emery counties. These fiber networks help to increase economic development, public safety and education in the area, and increase the overall standard of living in the communities.” State CEO Brock Johansen.
In 2021, Emery Telcom, through two newly formed subsidiaries, E Fiber Moab, LLC and E Fiber San Juan, LLC, was granted the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to allow them to be a rate-of-return regulated telephone company in the counties of Grand and San Juan. This will allow the new entities to be a regulated telephone companies in the counties and allow access to the Utah Universal Service Fund to help complete the fiber-to-the home project in Grand and San Juan counties. As rate of return regulated entities, the new companies had to agree to charge reasonable rates and maintain a high level of reliability. This will result in a few changes to the pricing structure but also guarantee that rates remain reasonable.