Gov. Bill Lee to speak at annual TTA convention

The TTA will have a very special guest at its Annual Convention and Showcase in June. Gov. Bill Lee will address TTA members during lunch on June 4.

Lee is a seventh-generation Tennessean. He was raised in Franklin where he still resides today with his wife, Maria, on his family’s farm. He’s seen as a champion for rural areas of the state, and he has strong ties to 4-H and other rural and agricultural groups.

“It’s obviously a tremendous honor to have the governor join us and recognize the good work TTA members are doing in bringing broadband to Tennesseans,” said TTA Executive Director Levoy Knowles. “I think his visit makes clear the significant emphasis he puts on the rural areas TTA members serve, and it underscores the importance of providing world-class internet connections in those areas.”

Gov. Lee mentioned the importance of rural broadband in his State of the State Address in March and was essential in increasing the state’s Rural Broadband Accessibility Grant funding that has benefited residents in many TTA member service areas.

The 2019 TTA Annual Convention and Showcase is June 3-5 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs.

Registration and additional details about the annual conference are available at tenntel.org/events. TTA is offering a special lunch-only registration option to accommodate additional TTA member representatives who would like to attend lunch with Gov. Lee but who are unable to attend the rest of the conference.