Broadband expansion is to the 21st century what rural electrification was to the 20th century. High-speed Internet access is critically important to Tennessee’s future, especially in jobs, education and healthcare.
Tennessee Broadband Task Force
Connected Tennessee is working to continue to bridge the gap between those who have access to high-speed Internet and those who don’t to not only cultivate increased tourism, but also to provide access to better healthcare, improved education, more business options and better interaction with government.
Tennessee Department of Tourist Development
Technology is a critical component to business growth and expansion. We must work to level the technology playing field in our rural communities in order for them to more effectively compete in today's marketplace.
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
With Connected Tennessee’s Computers 4 Kids program, we are able to give some deserving kids their own computer to help them build the skills that will be critical to their future success as they enter either college or the work place.
Chief Information Officer, State of Tennessee
We are proud to support the Computers 4 Kids program to allow at-risk children in our state better access to global education resources.
Computers 4 Kids continues to transform lives across Tennessee. Computer skills are vital in today’s global economy. This is a great program to help all families, regardless of income, meet educational and professional needs.
Speaker Kent Williams
Tennessee House of Representatives
The citizens of Pulaski and Giles County understand the importance of broadband technology and its potential positive impact on every aspect of our lives. Connected Tennessee's approach will educate and empower citizens and will help us discover new and exciting applications for broadband.
Giles County Mayor Dan Speer
Connected Tennessee has helped us make a difference as we attempt to put our citizens on the information highway. Broadband allows us to progress and create jobs and have continued opportunities for our citizens. Projected results – The world becomes our marketplace.
Lincoln County Mayor Peggy G. Bevels
The digital divide is a concern in both the urban and rural areas of East Tennessee and the Computers 4 Kids program is designed to meet both of those challenges.
Cocke County Mayor Iliff McMahon