Become a Member

Currently, the Association is comprised of eighteen Tier I members employing approximately 1,000 people, serving approximately 240,000 access lines. Tier I members are companies owning or operating one or more exchanges in Tennessee on or before January 1, 1995. This membership category includes 10 commercial companies and 8 cooperatives. The Association also includes 3 Tier II members which are telecommunications companies authorized to do business in Tennessee under an approved franchise or certificate of convenience and necessity issued by the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. These members are engaged in telecommunications services such as inter-exchange carrier services, local exchange service, (but not eligible as Tier I members), cellular service, paging, internet services, personal communications service, and cable TV. Our Associate membership consists of approximately 125 members with interest in common with the organization, which do business with Company members, (Tier I and Tier II). These members represent manufacturing concerns, sales organizations, CPAs, bankers, attorneys, consultants, lobbyists, engineering firms, publishers, and others. Tier I and Tier II members have voting privileges and Board representation as specified in our By-Laws. The Associate members also have a representative on the Board who was given voting privileges in 2002.

The cost of membership is specified by category. Tier I members pay annually based on a graduated rate based on company size. No company in the Tier I category will pay dues in excess of 15% of the Association’s annual dues budget. Tier II members’ dues are $3500 per year. Associate member dues are $350 per year and Platinum member dues are $1,000 per year. Association directories, LATA maps, and a newsletter (via e-mail)-Telecom Talk are provided to all members.

Membership Benefits

Tier 1 & 2 Membership

  • A seat on the board
  • Decision-making body for the Association
  • Shared industry knowledge/ideas

Platinum Membership – $1,000

  • 2 events per year with the Telco CEO/managers – one at the annual meeting & one special event in the fall
  • Highlighted recognition on the TNBA website
  • Signage at all meetings labeling all the Platinum members
  • Priority booth placement at Vendor Showcases
  • The first consideration for speakers at convention and meetings
  • See all member benefits below

Regular Associate Membership & All Member Benefits – $350

  • Registration discounts at TNBA meeting & conventions
  • Shared Industry Information
  • Networking & Contact Opportunities
  • Educational Resources
  • Professional Development
  • Business/Sales Opportunities
  • Advertising
  • Company profile on the website
  • Full website access
  • Regulatory/Legislative Updates
  • Telco Support/Shared Ideas

Apply Today

The Tennessee Broadband Association’s fiscal year is from January 1 through December 31. If you wish membership in our organization, please fill out a membership application (PDF) and submit it along with your dues check or credit card information to the Association office at the following mailing address:

Tennessee Broadband Association
PO Box 7531
McMinnville, TN 37111

If you have any questions or need additional information, please call us at 615-256-8005. We look forward to having you as a member!