Broadband – What do we do now?

Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday, May 16, participated in a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, legislation that will expand broadband access in rural Tennessee by allowing electric cooperatives to provide retail service…

Members are in control

In early April, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation held its annual members meeting. The cooperative’s board and management submitted an annual report to the  members. Bylaw and policy changes were proposed, discussed and approved…

Governance talking points

CO-OP OWNERSHIP & GOVERNANCE Talking Points | May 2017   [CO-OP NAME] is consumer-owned and consumer-regulated. [CO-OP NAME] was created, owned and regulated by co-op consumers. Co-op consumers, or members, elect a…

Efficiency tips for outdoor shops and barns

There are many benefits to having an energy efficient outdoor shop or barn. Aside from saving energy, an efficient outdoor building can keep the environment around your structure healthy and safe; save money on your water bill; keep your animals…

Electric safety tips

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May is National Electric Safety Month, and Tennessee's electric cooperatives are using the opportunity to remind everyone to be safe around electricity. “Electricity provides the benefits and conveniences that make modern life possible,”…

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…

Co-op leaders visit D.C. lawmakers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Co-op leaders visit D.C. lawmakers [CO-OP HEADQUARTERS CITY] – Leaders from [CO-OP NAME] visited with U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker and [REP. CONGRESSMAN NAME OR REPS. NAME AND NAME] in Washington, D.C.,…

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…

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…

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…