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
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
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.
Iliff McMahan, Jr., Regional Director, Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
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 (2005-2013)
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 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.
Dan Speer, Executive Director Pulaski-Giles County Economic Development Commission