It has come to my attention, that there has been a few allegations made regarding Rep. Mike Carter’s efforts toward passage of Broadband Legislation during the 109th Tennessee General Assembly.
I can speak first hand that no one championed the issue more than Rep. Carter.
As Chairman of the Business and Utilities Sub-Committee, I can tell you, Rep. Carter not only supported broadband expansion Statewide, he was the sponsor of that legislation. His leadership “set the stage” for real action against an Industry spending millions of dollars annually to stop it.
By the way, next time you see Rep. Gravitt, Rep. Brooks, and Rep. Howell, give them a pat on the back also. They stood up for you.
Rep. Art Swann