Plenty to Celebrate this Thanksgiving

Posted: November 18, 2021

Association enjoys largest membership to date

As we continue to adjust with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and attempt to make up for lost time with loved ones, many of us are adapting to what’s often called the “new normal.”

While we reflect on all that’s changed, I’m incredibly thankful that part of our new normal includes an all-time high of Tennessee Broadband Association (TNBA) associate and platinum members.

It’s an exciting time for the 154 TNBA members. By offering frequent webinars, podcasts, social media content, news updates and two large in-person meetings each year, the reach of the TNBA has never been greater.

The same goes for interest in Tennessee broadband. We’re privileged to work with forward-thinking lawmakers who are willing to commit the necessary funds to improve infrastructure across the Volunteer State and invest in broadband.

Our work to improve the lives of Tennesseans is evident in many recently announced economic development initiatives. Think of the ripple effects of the $5.6 billion investment from Ford Motor Company in Stanton, Tennessee. The megasite, called BlueOval City, will create approximately 6,000 new jobs and, as Ford states, “reimagine how vehicles and batteries are manufactured.”

There’s many more recent economic wins, and the future for broadband is bright in Tennessee. It gives us plenty to celebrate this Thanksgiving.

If you’re reading this column, you not only helped make our improved infrastructure possible, but you also have my sincere gratitude for helping grow the TNBA into what it is today.

Thank you!