Leadership member discusses broadband and its impact on rural development
Tennessee Broadband Association Executive Director Levoy Knowles interviewed Assistant House Majority Leader Ron Gant in the most recent episode of “Lead Tennessee Radio.”
Rep. Gant, R-Rossville, represents Fayette, McNairy and part of Hardeman counties. He serves on a number of committees, including the Finance, Ways, & Means Committee; Insurance Committee; Health Committee; the Select Committee on Rules; and a number of subcommittees.
During the podcast, Gant discussed the role broadband plays in economic development, particularly in rural areas. He also discussed ways broadband and telemedicine can improve access to quality health care in underserved areas of the state.
Gant and his wife, Dr. Karen Gant, have two children. They live in Rossville, Tennessee, where Gant is an insurance agent. He is the former chairman of Rossville Christian School and past board member of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.
“Lead Tennessee Radio” is produced by the Tennessee Broadband Association. The podcast is an opportunity to hear state leaders discuss issues facing the Volunteer State. Previous episodes feature Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge.