Taking co-op message to D.C. lawmakers

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Sixty-five Tennesseans joined 2,100 co-op leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Legislative Conference on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26. Co-op directors, managers…

Gov. Haslam signs broadband bill

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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…

Broadband Accessibility Act Passes General Assembly

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee House of Representatives tonight passed the Broadband Accessibility Act on a 93 to 4 vote. The legislation now moves to Gov. Bill Haslam for his signature. “Access to high-speed internet has the potential to…

Broadband Accessibility Act passes Senate

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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…

Thunderstorm safety tips from the American Red Cross

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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…

Tennessee Co-ops Support Reversal of Clean Power Plan

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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…

Broadband Accessibility Act moves through General Assembly

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The Legislature continues its work for this year's session, and is beginning to make some headway in considering the thousands of pieces of Legislation that have been filed. Some committees are beginning the process of ending their work for…

Co-ops bring young leaders to Nashville

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More than 45 high school juniors from across the state attended the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Youth Leadership Summit March 13–15 in Nashville. Sen. Jim Tracy on Tuesday, March 14, greeted delegates attending…

Broadband Accessibility Act passes Senate Commerce and Labor Committee

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NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act passed the the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee today on an unanimous vote. Leader Norris and Sen. Mike Bell presented the bill on behalf of the Governor Haslam. The bill was passed…

Co-ops applaud House Business and Utilities Subcommittee for passage of Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act

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NASHVILLE – Members of the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee today passed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act (H.B. 0529) on a unanimous vote. The legislation now moves on to the full committee for consideration on Wednesday,…