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…

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…

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…

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…

Co-op herbicide use

TALKING POINTS/INFORMATION HAND-OUT CO-OP USE OF HERBICIDE FOR VEGETATION MANAGEMENT [CO-OP NAME] maintains more than [MILES] miles of power lines in our [NUMBER]-county service area. The cooperative maintains a right of way in and around…

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…