USDA Invests $2.85 Million in Rural Broadband for Tennessee Families

FOR IMMEDAITE RELEASE  (Halls, TN, Oct. 18, 2019) – Today, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $2,856,167 in high-speed broadband infrastructure to create or improve e-Connectivity for 347 rural households in Tennessee. This is the first of many funding announcements in the first round of USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program investments. “Our …

Rural America Needs the Broadband Data Improvement Act

The following opinion piece as published in the Tennessean on August 22, 2019 by Matthew J. McClanahan, Guest columnist  Rural broadband is critical to support the farmers and ranchers who grow our food, the long-term economic viability of rural communities and the overall quality of life for rural Americans The Ford Model A rambled, shuddered and lumbered its way down a dusty …

Tennessee Telecommunications Association members discuss rural broadband with legislators during ‘Day on the Hill’

Published by WGNS Radio on April 8th, 2019  Rural broadband leaders from the Tennessee Telecommunications Association (TTA) met with members of the Tennessee Assembly in Nashville Tuesday to discuss the progress being made in advancing broadband connectivity in rural Tennessee. The annual Day on the Hill started with a breakfast during which TTA members answered questions from state officials and …

Nearly $15 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants Announced in Tennessee

Nashville, TN (March 19, 2019) – Gov. Bill Lee (R-TN) released details on $14.8 million in broadband accessibility grants. According to the governor’s website, the funds will be used to expand broadband service to “more than 8,300 households and businesses” across the state of Tennessee. “I am pleased to announce that we are getting our rural areas up to speed …