Entries by Trent Scott

Broadband Expansion Act

Below is information for co-ops regarding the Broadband Expansion Act. Talking Points Tennessee’s electric cooperatives support The Broadband Expansion Act (SB 2512/HB 2408). Almost one in three rural Tennesseans served by an electric cooperative does not have access to wired broadband that meets modern standards. This places a burden on rural communities to remain competitive […]

FPU-sponsored coat drive nets community generosity

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this community,” says Fayetteville Public Utilities CEO and General Manager Britt Dye referring to the results of the FPU-sponsored coat drive. FPU’s Coat Drive netted 462 coats and jackets of all sizes being donated to two local charity organizations who will assist with distribution to those in need: […]

FPU and David West Partner to Benefit Good Sam

For many years, Fayetteville Public Utilities has sponsored a community-wide food drive, Harvest of Hope, which benefits the Good Samaritan Association of Lincoln County by helping stock their shelves for the following year. This year’s donations have exceeded those of years past, and one reason for the increase in donations is due to an FPU […]

Director Travel – NRECA Annual Meeting

Many co-op directors and key staff travel for training and industry updates. Following the NRECA Annual Meeting, a co-op was contact by a reporter regarding director travel and education. The following talking points were developed to assist co-ops with additional media contacts. Talking Points Electric cooperatives are member-owned and member regulated. Electric cooperatives are owned […]

Co-ops Vote

(NEW ORLEANS) — The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today launched a major initiative to enhance voter engagement. The goal of the “Co-ops Vote” campaign is to boost voter turnout in areas served by cooperatives by encouraging electric co-op employees and their consumer members to exercise one of their most basic rights—the right to […]