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Sharing and listening: Holston Electric Co-op looks for member input

In East Tennessee, Holston Electric Cooperative is listening to its member-owners and responding with new services, like high-speed internet and an opt-out program for herbicide spraying near power lines.

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Tennessee Broadband Law Brings Opportunities and Restrictions

A new Tennessee law will provide $45 million in grants and tax credits for private companies to subsidize the buildout of rural fiber networks. It also allows rural electric cooperatives to provide broadband.

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Lifting Restrictions on Rural Broadband in East Tennessee

A coalition of organizations representing underserved and underrepresented areas in East Tennessee is working to bring broadband internet services to rural areas of the state.

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Rural Broadband Access Expansion

By Amber Ellis Rural America can look forward to a more connected future because a federal court in May upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to subsidize high-speed Internet service in remote areas. The $4.5 billion initiative previously provided telephone

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Struggling to Bring Broadband to the Backroads By Paige Campbell Eighth-grader Jarod Knight is having trouble with his homework. At his school in mountainous southeast Ohio, many class projects involve using the school’s broadband internet connection. But if Knight can’t

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