All 436 of Coffee County Raider Academy 9th grade students recently had the privilege to participate in the “On My Own” reality simulation
conducted in partnership with the UT Agricultural Extension Office and the Manchester Area Chamber of Commerce.
The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband.
Boyd said the department determined the need for a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage during his initial set of listening tours across the state in early 2015. Elected leaders, business executives and economic development professionals in all nine TNECD regions told Boyd and department officials that a lack of broadband access may hurt future economic development efforts in rural Tennessee.