Bowling to speak at National Fiber for the new Economy Conference
By Kim Swindell Wood | August 31, 2018 7:58 am
A national group that advocates for expansion of advanced broadband internet access has invited Tennessee Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) to speak at their upcoming conference in Ontario, California. The conference called “Fiber for the New Economy” is sponsored by the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC).
CLIC represents a wide range of public and private entities that support the authority of local communities to make the broadband Internet choices that are essential for economic competitiveness, democratic discourse and quality of life in the 21st century. The coalition asked Bowling to share her expertise on increasing access through state and local high speed broadband initiatives and non-partisan approaches to ensure expansion.
Bowling is known in the Tennessee General Assembly as a tireless and vocal advocate for deployment of advanced communications networks throughout Tennessee. These efforts earned her the title of CLIC’s “2018 State Champion” earlier this year.
“High speed broadband is essential infrastructure in the 21st Century,” said Senator Bowling. “It is critical to economic growth, creation and retention of jobs and to quality of life. We must continue efforts to expand connectivity to all communities across this nation. For decades communities, especially rural ones, have been held hostage by regulatory protectionism and tax subsidies to the virtual monopolies of legacy providers. We cannot afford to continue on this failed path and leave rural America behind. We have to embark of the information super Highway for all of America!”