Local Telephone Project Begins
October 2, 2008 · Updated 2:40 PM
Valley telephone users will see an improvement
in service soon as Fall City and Cascade Telephone
Companies began the final phase of their 1971
Telephone Service Improvement project Monday in Fall City.
According to Bud Eschbach, Manager of the two companies, the improvements include the
elimination of eighty-party lines, making a five-party line
maximum; and customers will hear only their own ring.
Improvements will be made in Direct Distance
dialing eliminating many operator functions.
Pacific Utilities, Inc. of Bothell was low bidder
on the Fall City project, and completion of that
portion is expected by the end of June. Scheduled for
completion this fall are the Snoqualmie, Preston and
Eschbach noted that the Preston office will be
deactivated next year and the functions will be
absorbed into the Fall City exchange.
These projects are part of the $1,329,830
budget that was approved by Telephone Utilities Inc.,
the parent company for the Cascade and Fall City
Telephone Companies. Cascade's improvement budget
is approximately $800,000 and Fall City's is about $500,000.