Freedom to Connect

Tennessee’s government-owned utilities and electric cooperatives charge among highest rates in the nation in order for high-speed Internet providers to attach fiber along their utility poles.

By charging excessive rates, your public utility HAS created a digital divide for Tennessee – delaying deployment of fast Internet service to rural and developing suburban communities.

Tennessee needs fair and reasonable utility pole attachment rates that will give Internet companies the freedom to connect Tennesseans with broadband to enrich education, economic opportunity, health services and quality of life, and to generate economic investment and jobs.