BrightRidge, organized as a public political subdivision of the state of Tennessee, will conduct its meetings by conference call beginning March 24 at 4:15 p.m.
In response to COVID-19, the utility urges all customers to use its online and phone-based customer service options or drive-through lanes at its 2600 Boones Creek Road offices.
The utility recognizes some customers may face temporary financial hardship due to unprecedented societal restrictions associated with COVID-19. For those impacted, the utility is suspending non-payment electric, internet and phone disconnects until further notice
President Donald Trump has nominated Noland and former state House Speaker Beth Harwell, R-Nashville, to TVA’s governing board. The two must be confirmed to the board by the U.S. Senate.
BrightRidge will be pulling new conductor wire across State of Franklin Road near the intersection with Med Tech Parkway requiring periodic traffic stoppages from 8 p.m. on Thursday to 6 a.m. on Friday.
BrightRidge launched its new broadband services in 2019, adding additional complexity to financial record keeping, according to auditors Blackburn, Childers & Stegall.
Commissioner Phil Carriger said BrightRidge’s push into high-speed broadband internet is “a big plus” for the county’s economic development efforts. Carriger told Evans he and other members of the CIA Committee hope the utility’s new service will help entice young business owners to the region.
Jeff Dykes, BrightRidge’s chief executive officer, said the broadband rollout has come “later than expected” with the utility still working on its video components. BrightRidge said 79 percent of the possible providers to its over-the-top streaming video has signed up for the service.
He said BrightRidge has become an “economic driver” in the region by providing wireless broadband to rural areas. He said the broadband speeds that the utility offer are on par with Atlanta and major data centers near Washington, D.C.
Ron Dykes, BrightRidge’s chief executive officer, said four other electric vehicle charging stations are to come within the next 90 days. He said the charging stations represent an “exciting time” for his utility and for economic development in the region.
First responders from the area had a lesson in high-power electrical lines Wednesday that could end up saving their life or someone injured in anything involving downed or broken power lines.
The new budget sees operating expenses cut by 2 percent, and BrightRidge’s tax contributions to local governments increase by 2%.
A large tree downed power lines and took out two transformers on Poplar Hill Drive off West Market Street around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, knocking out electrical service to several residences in the neighborhood. The outage map on BrightRidge's website
Jonesborough dignitaries and BrightRidge executives were on the steps of Main Street Café on Thursday for a ribbon cutting of the power company’s 10 gigabit Fiber Optic internet service going live.
BrightRidge officials said 87% of the facility’s community solar production has been allocated to subscribing commercial and residential customers. Jeff Dykes, BrightRidge’s chief executive officer, said the demand for renewable energy is growing among his utility’s customers.