In an article titled “Bringing Broadband to Rural America” on BusinessWeek magazine’s online edition, BusinessWeek.com , Hickman County was highlighted by technology writer Arik Hesseldahl. Hickman County Economic & Community Development Assn. has been working with Connected Tennessee in increasing technology availability and utilization in our county. This issue not only has immediate importance to our economic development, but impacts the future skill level of our labor force. As one can see from our higher education website, there are numerous educational opportunities that are difficult to access without an adequate connection to technology.
I appreciate the time Dwight Sullivan with Coldwell Banker Signature Realty and Sandra Thornton with Southeastern Pant spent talking with Mr. Hesseldahl and participating in our efforts to improve Internet access in Hickman County.