Entries by Trent Scott

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Gov. Haslam signs broadband bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, creating grant funding and removing legal restrictions to allow the state’s private, member-owned electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet service to co-op members. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, made the […]

Haslam signs broadband legislation

EMBARGOED UNTIL BILL SIGNATURE Co-ops respond to Gov. Haslam’s signature on Broadband Accessibility Act Passes NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act. The bill creates grant funding and limits regulations to allow state’s private, member-owned electric cooperatives to provide high-speed internet service to co-op members. David Callis, executive vice […]

Broadband Accessibility Act Passes Tennessee General Assembly

EMBARGOED UNTIL HOUSE VOTE Broadband Accessibility Act Passes Tennessee General Assembly NASHVILLE – The Tennessee House of Representatives tonight passed the Broadband Accessibility Act (H.B. 0529) on [a X to X/unanimous vote]. The legislation now moves to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. “Access to high-speed internet has the potential to shape the future of […]

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Broadband Accessibility Act passes Senate

NASHVILLE – Today the Tennessee Senate passed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act by a vote of 31-0. There was no significant debate, however there were a number of clarifying questions that were asked by Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris, D-Memphis. In answering those questions, Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville once again presented an excellent defense of […]

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Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

When thunderstorms are rolling your way, stay safe with these helpful tips from the American Red Cross: Listen to local news or NOAA Weather Radio for emergency updates. Watch for signs of a storm, like darkening skies, lightning flashes or increasing wind. Postpone outdoor activities if thunderstorms are likely to occur. Many people struck by […]

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Tennessee Co-ops Support Reversal of Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NASHVILLE – Today the Trump administration issued an executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association issued this statement: “Lifting the regulatory mandates required by the Clean Power Plan allows electric cooperatives […]

Tennessee Co-ops Support Reversal of Clean Power Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tennessee Co-ops Support Reversal of Clean Power Plan NASHVILLE – Today the Trump administration issued an executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to begin dismantling the Clean Power Plan. David Callis, executive vice president and general manager of the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association issued the following statement: “Lifting the regulatory mandates […]

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May 2017 CommKit

The following resources are available for use in May. Leadership column Safety Month Media Release – customize this and distribute to local media on or around May 1. Talking points – Use these tips and schedule drive-time interviews for radio stations in your service area. Other Resources Annual meeting toolkit Co-op careers brochure Washington Youth […]