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June 14, 2023

BrightRidge honored by TVA for investment in energy saving programs

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge was honored at is regular Board of Directors meeting this week with the 2022 Investing in Our Future Award from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for its exceptional efforts to support eleven local schools in TVA EnergyRight’s School Uplift program. “Our Energy Services personnel are constantly looking for…

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January 28, 2021
BrightRidge continues fiber broadband push into rural Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – Building off fiber construction to previously unserved rural areas just completed through a $2.4 million Tennessee Emergency Broadband grant, BrightRidge has authorized a locally funded broadband expansion to bring service to another 1,051 customer locations throughout Washington County. Newly installed fiber…

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December 15, 2020
BrightRidge reports 30th clean independent audit

JOHNSON CITY – For a 30th straight year, BrightRidge financial statements drew a clean opinion from its independent auditor as the company closes the book on its 2020 fiscal year. Independent auditors Blackburn, Childers & Stegall determined BrightRidge’s financial statements “present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position” of…

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December 10, 2020
BrightRidge opens 28 Free Public Wi-Fi locations; Bowmantown broadband met with strong demand

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Broadband is now live with 28 high-speed free Public Wi-Fi locations while also initiating fiber broadband service to the previously unserved areas of Bowmantown and Pleasant Valley/Key Mills in Washington County. The $3 million project was funded with $2.46 million from six Tennessee Emergency Broadband…

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November 23, 2020
BrightRidge celebrates 75 years of public power

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge celebrated 75 years as the region’s largest public power provider with a Monday ribbon cutting ceremony to formally inaugurate the company’s new customer-friendly façade at its Boones Creek Road headquarters. BrightRidge has come a long way since 2017 when the Johnson City…

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October 16, 2020
Traffic interruptions planned Sunday on North Roan Street & State of Franklin Road

JOHNSON CITY – On Sunday, October 18, a rolling roadblock and traffic detour are planned on North Roan Street and State of Franklin Road to allow ongoing utility maintenance while protecting motorists and utility crews. Rolling roadblocks allow traffic to be slowed or temporarily stopped while critical utility infrastructure is replaced.

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September 23, 2020
BrightRidge and TVA donate an additional $60,000 to the Heisse Johnson Hand Up Fund as the region heads into autumn

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to donate another $60,000 including Tennessee Valley Authority Community Care Fund matching dollars to the Heisse Johnson Hand Up Fund assisting low-income residential customers with energy bills as the region heads into autumn.

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September 1, 2020
BrightRidge partnering with Silicon Ranch, TVA for new 9 MW Solar Farm

JOHNSON CITY — BrightRidge is partnering with Silicon Ranch to build a new 9 MW solar farm in western Washington County under the flexible terms of BrightRidge’s new 20-year Partnership Agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Historically, local power companies were required to sell all electricity they generated directly to TVA.

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August 25, 2020
BrightRidge awarded $2.47 million in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Grant funding

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge Broadband will offer free community Wi-Fi at the grounds of 16 Washington County schools, six community centers, three Johnson City schools and three Sullivan County schools under $2.47 million in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Grants awarded by the Tennessee Department of Economic and…

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August 14, 2020
BrightRidge temporarily closes public lobby due to construction

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge is temporarily closing its public lobby for four weeks beginning August 17 to allow for completion of a façade project designed to improve building access and safety. Customers needing assistance can still access BrightRidge Customer Service by phone, website chat, social media and…

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