Upcoming Elections Impact Broadband Internet

Access to broadband internet is one of the biggest challenges facing the telecommunications industry, both in Tennessee and across the nation.

That’s why it’s important to know where each candidate stands on broadband deployment.

While the Tennessee Telecommunications Association doesn’t endorse candidates, it urges all members to learn each candidate’s policy positions before committing to a candidate.

“It’s important to vote for someone who relates to our ideals,” says Levoy Knowles, executive director of the TTA.“The TTA is the winner if we elect candidates who understand the importance of broadband and what it means to our future.”

Key dates:

Aug. 2: Federal and state primary election and county general election

Oct. 9: Last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election

Oct. 17-Nov. 1: Early voting for Nov. 6 election

Nov. 6: Election day for federal and state candidates