Help Us EXPAND RURAL BROADBAND
Co-ops have a legacy of expanding critical infrastructure beyond the city limits. A generation ago, the issue was electricity. Today, it is broadband.
Our rural service areas face missed opportunities because of limited broadband access. Gibson Electric Membership Corporation could help solve the problem, but complex legal restrictions in Tennessee prevent us from providing broadband access for our member-owners. It is time for Tennessee to change the law and create new opportunities for rural and suburban Tennessee. (Fortunately, Kentucky law is less restrictive, but Tennessee law may even pose a challenge to Gibson EMC's ability to provide broadband to our Kentucky members.) We believe that ALL of our members need and deserve access to high-speed broadband.
Changing the law will provide co-ops with the option of developing broadband service for our members or forming effective partnerships with existing providers, creating new opportunities for our members. Please visit takeactionTN.com and join our campaign!