Thursday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed State Representative (R-TN-46) Clark Boyd to the newsmakers line to talk about rural broadband issues and his cybersecurity bill.Read More
Tens of thousands more Tennesseans will be getting expanded broadband access soon, thanks to nearly $15 million in grants. Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced this latest funding through the Broadband Accessibility Grant program in a joint press release on Friday.
The press release indicated that the grants would cover over 7,000 homes and businesses, which would impact just under 18,000 citizens. 13 providers were issued the grants in total. Counties impacted by the grants are Grainger, Coffee, Bledsoe, Roane, Obion, Lawrence, Benton, Hancock, Lauderdale, Bedford, Marshall, Meigs, Cumberland, and Weakley. TNECD has allocated nearly $60 million in broadband expansion grants to date.Read More
Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed State Rep. Michael Curcio of district 69 to the newsmakers line to discuss his criminal justice legislation and updates on rural broadband connectivity.Read More
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The first meeting of Tennessee House of Representatives members interested in issues related to rural districts was organized by Representative Bruce Griffey (R-Paris) and attended by nearly three dozen legislators.Read More