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Local Telephone Project Begins

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


Carnation projects.


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.

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