Next Broadband Working Group Meeting Announced for August 8th 

Clinton, TN — The next meeting of the Anderson County Broadband Working Group will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 118A of the Anderson County Courthouse in Clinton.  Interested citizens are invited to attend.

Anderson County citizens first met on July 11th to form a working group in advance of upcoming broadband opportunities made possible by newly passed legislation in Tennessee. 

Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee State Legislature passed the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act that provides $45 million over three years in grants and tax credits for service providers to assist in making broadband available to unserved homes and businesses, in addition to allowing non-profit electric cooperatives to provide retail broadband service.

Guidance has not yet been released on the grant application process, but the assembled working group is preparing Anderson County to be organized and ready once grant guidance and applications are released by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. 

For questions or additional information, contact Mayor Frank at 457-6200 or via email at tfrank@andersontn.org.

 

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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