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Maury County TN NEEDS Broadband Internet Utility

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Maury County, TN is 1 in 5 of the fastest growing counties in state of Tennessee. While the population growth is amazing, the time is pivotal to start improving, increasing and preparing for even more growth thru the expansion of TRUE HARD WIRED BROADBAND INTERNET to each and every uncovered pocket in Maury County. Internet "UTILITY" is a vital part of the equation for the ever so fast growing Maury County. With increasing technology, the demand for greater broadband capacity will incur. Internet is a vital component and catalyst that drives education, healthcare and day to day transactions of most Americans. I feel it's essential to take a real look at this now and see how everyone can work in correlation together in Maury County and other rural pockets of counties in Tennessee to achieve major results and make Maury County, TN. an economically competitive and desirable place to live, work and play. This will only happen if residents take a stand and demand these imperative utility services that even facilitate 911 EMERGENCY SERVICES. Take a look at this Report from CRS Report from Congress entitled Emergency Communications: Broadband and the Future of 911, which was distributed on August 25, 2010. https://www.911.gov/pdf/CRS_Report_Emergency_Communications_Future_of_911_2010.pdf

We in Maury County are far behind where we should be even for Emergency Services... yet another key element in cultivating and enhancing a safer community that will attract and retain opportunities for substantial economic growth. ANYONE TIRED OF WORKING FOR $12-$15 an hour? This is part of the ticket to achieving more!

When you sign this petition you are taking a stand that you would like our legislators to move at a rapid pace to ensure this broadband expansion occurs. This should not be a project that is further put in a file and not acted upon. We want a comprehensive action plan and to start seeing results. Our elected legislators need to work with the providers and ensure Maury County receives their fair share of grant dollars to equip the residents with this essential utility. It also serves as a notice to major Cable and Internet companies that while they continue to enhance and speed up broadband in neighboring counties that are already serviced with hard wired broadband, we in Maury County are taking notice. We request that they fulfill the empty pockets of no hard wired internet in our county as our population growth is substantial and we will continue to grow before they only make accommodations of faster speeds for counties whose financial demographics are substantially higher then Maury County. Friends, this only allows those neighboring counties to be more competitive economically, while Maury County will remain at a disadvantage.

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