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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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April 12, 2019
WiFi to Downtown Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY – The Appalachian Regional Commission announced today approval of a grant in the amount of $27,500 to the Johnson City Development Authority (JCDA) for the Downtown Johnson City Free WiFi Program.  Additional funds for the two-year project are provided from the JCDA with in-kind support from BrightRidge Broadband.

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March 1, 2019
Get Ready for BrightRidge 10Gb Internet

TRI-CITIES – BrightRidge’s Board of Directors approved aggressive pricing on Friday for its new broadband fiber services, offering pricing and performance eclipsing existing marketplace products with a 10Gb/10Gb symmetrical product available to fiber customers. BrightRidge Broadband’s Fiber Advantage product will offer a…

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March 1, 2019
BrightRidge withdraws from EES negotiations; leaves door open to future talks

ELIZABETHTON – BrightRidge’s Board of Directors has voted to withdraw from negotiations with the Elizabethton City Council regarding a potential BrightRidge/Elizabethton Electric System consolidation. In a letter approved Friday by the BrightRidge Board of Directors, board members noted that it does not currently…

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November 28, 2018
Auditors find clean transition to BrightRidge in FY 2018

JOHNSON CITY – Auditors Blackburn, Childers & Steagall issued a clean opinion with no findings or deficiencies as the former Johnson City Power Board transitioned to an independent energy authority, BrightRidge, in FY 2018 ending June 30. “Our staff have really stepped up in terms of total output as BrightRidge moves forward…

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September 7, 2018
BrightRidge clears final regulatory hurdle to officially establish new Broadband Division

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge has officially established a Broadband Division having cleared the final regulatory hurdle with the Johnson City Commission’s unanimous approval Thursday night. “This is a journey that began long before my arrival here at BrightRidge,” CEO Jeff Dykes said. “Several different boards have considered this step…

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August 29, 2018
BrightRidge board votes to initiate solar community project; participants eligible to earn return on their power bill

JOHNSON CITY – Participants in BrightRidge’s solar community will have an opportunity to secure a month-to-month or a 20-year license to 500 kW (.5 MW) of solar generation at the new Silicon Ranch Corp. solar farm under construction near Telford. And, those buying into the project will receive a return assuming the solar farm produces…

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August 17, 2018
BrightRidge Solar Community

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Silicon Ranch broke ground Friday morning on the Tri-Cities’ first community solar project, a 5-megawatt solar farm outside of Jonesborough near Telford. Joined by BrightRidge board members, officials and the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce at the site, BrightRidge CEO…

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July 26, 2018
Public Hearing to Garner Public Input on 10 Gb Broadband Services

JOHNSON CITY – BrightRidge invites all interested persons to attend a public hearing at 6pm today, July 26, 2018 at its 2600 Boones Creek Road office to garner input on a proposed $64 million investment to bring competition to the regional broadband, cable television and phone service marketplace. “Our electric customers will see perhaps the…

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July 18, 2018
BrightRidge Cuts Ribbon on 31st Substation to Improve System Reliability

JONESBOROUGH – BrightRidge officials cut the ribbon on its 31st substation Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m., placing a $4.45 million facility into service to substantially reduce the burden on heavily-loaded circuits serving West Johnson City and Jonesborough. The substation, located at 1123 East Main Street in Jonesborough, enhances the system’s…

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