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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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December 17, 2019
BrightRidge reports 29th clean independent audit as utility inaugurated broadband service

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge continued a nearly three-decade record of strong financial control as independent auditors issued a clean audit this week with no findings or deficiencies in financial record keeping in Fiscal Year 2019 even as BrightRidge launched a new Broadband Division. “Consistent, transparent financial…

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December 17, 2019
Traffic stoppages scheduled Thursday night & Friday morning for State of Franklin Road

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge will be pulling new conductor wire across State of Franklin Road near the intersection with Med Tech Parkway requiring intermittent traffic stoppages from 8 p.m. Thursday, December 19 continuing through 6 a.m. Friday, December 20. Johnson City Police Officers will control the State of Franklin Road…

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November 12, 2019
BrightRidge Broadband honored with Calix Innovation Award at national conference

SAN JOSE, Calif – When BrightRidge Broadband set about building a nation-leading 10Gb fiber optic network, it began with a few simple mandates. The system must be redundant with multiple linkages to the internet backbone, robust and flexible. Those principles have now been recognized by Calix Inc. which honored BrightRidge last week…

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October 17, 2019
State of Franklin Road rolling roadblock planned for Sunday

JOHNSON CITY – As part of ongoing system improvements, BrightRidge will implement a rolling roadblock on Sunday, October 20, 2019 along State of Franklin Road (Tennessee Highway 381) at the Browns Mill Road intersection. Rolling roadblocks are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. as new conductor wire is hung.

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Downtown Jonesborough
October 1, 2019
Jonesborough, Washington County & BrightRidge partner on downtown WiFi

JONESBOROUGH – Tennessee’s Oldest Town has added two new amenities just in time for the National Storytelling Festival, partnering with BrightRidge & Washington County to offer free downtown WiFi along Main Street and the Courthouse Square while the town’s first electric vehicle charging station is also now online this week.

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July 30, 2019
Hands On! Discovery Center, ETSU Gray Fossil Site & BrightRidge cut ribbon on new electric vehicle charging network

GRAY – Hands On! Discovery Center, East Tennessee State University’s Gray Fossil Site, & BrightRidge inaugurated BrightRidge’s new electric vehicle charging network on Tuesday, cutting the ribbon on the first station at the Hands On/Gray Fossil site location in Gray There will be no charge for users at Hands On at start-up. Similarly, BrightRidge will…

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A collage of children's drawings with energy conservation messages including turning off lights, playing outside, using solar power, and conserving water.
May 16, 2019
2019 Calendar Contest Winners

Johnson City – BrightRidge has concluded its 2019-2020 Calendar Contest and is proud to announce the following winners: Katelyn Hobbs, Joseph Cornell, Allison Orren, Connor Bennett, Sarah Hilton, Vanessa Espinoza, Arkylelah Williams, Natalie Kevern, Mahri Layne, Radiance Owens, Grace Argueta, and Amelia Davis.

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May 7, 2019
BrightRidge, TVA and Silicon Ranch Flip the Switch on Tri-Cities’ first solar farm

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Silicon Ranch “Flipped the Switch” on the Tri-Cities’ first solar farm on Tuesday, formally inaugurating production from a 5-megawatt solar farm near Telford. BrightRidge officials also announced that 87 percent of its community solar production has already been allocated to subscribing…

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BrightRidge Calendar Contest poster with images of a house and a power plug on a green and blue background.
April 19, 2019
BrightRidge Calendar Contest

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge is hosting a calendar contest for all 4th graders currently enrolled in public schools, private schools, and homeschool programs in the BrightRidge service territory. All artwork submissions received by May 13th, 2019 will be judged, and the top 12 pictures selected will be featured in a calendar to be printed…

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