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Sunset Begins “Catch Up and Grow” Push

April 25, 2017

(Duffield, Va.) — Sunset began its “Catch Up and Grow” push for broadband expansion today. Sunset officials stated that the purpose of the “Catch Up and Grow” program was to make clear the goal of Sunset over the next year to provide team focus as it hires more people.

“‘Catch Up and Grow’ is what we’ll be doing for the next year,” said David Christian, Sales Manager. “Some areas we will be ‘catching up’ on the huge demand we have in Lee, Wise, Claiborne and Hancock Counties. In others like the Cumberland Plateau area and I-81 corridor, we will ‘grow’ through brand new construction. People want Internet and they want it now, and they are tired of waiting. Though work always takes time, it will employ a lot of people. We are happy to have finally found a way to increase our construction speed.”

Sunset states that they plan to close on OptiNet in 45 to 60 days. Since part of the agreement is to take on existing OptiNet employees, Sunset officials say their focus on closing will be bringing two teams together as one. New jobs are also expected, as Sunset is planning a hiring process that will bring on 125 new team members over the next five years. Anyone interested in employment should apply at .

Sunset believes in broadband for rural areas and transparency in operation. For more information about Sunset Digital Communications and to show your interest in broadband coming to your area, go to


About Sunset Digital Communications, Inc.

Sunset Digital is a next-generation fiber-optic services company based in Duffield, Virginia that provides broadband Internet, private data, fiber-optic TV, telephone to residents, businesses, medical facilities, banks, and other Internet service providers. Sunset also has a branch offices in Kingsport and Tazewell, Tennessee.

Sunset Digital designs, constructs, and operates next-generation Fiber-to-the-Premises networks that provide private connectivity, Internet, and entertainment services to business, educational, and residential customers in Tennessee and Virginia. As a Tier II Gig-to-the-home Internet provider, Sunset also direct-peers with all major Internet content providers and hosts content servers locally for full and fast data availability. Sunset’s Converged Packet Optical network carries the majority of the regional bandwidth for carriers and retail customers alike, providing continuous scalability and high availability at a low cost.

In February, 2016 Sunset made an unsolicited offer to purchase the OptiNet Division of Bristol Virginia Utilities Authority (BVU). The offer has been approved by BVU’s Board of Directors and the Cumberland Plateau.  For more information please visit



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