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CDE Lightband celebrates Public Power Week, October 2nd-8th
Posted By Clarksville Online News Staff On Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm In News | No Comments
Clarksville, TN – CDE Lightband is celebrating Public Power Week, October 2nd-8th, along with more than 2,000 other community-owned, not-for-profit electric utilities that collectively provide electricity to 48 million Americans.
“Public Power Week celebrates the reliable, affordable electricity CDE Lightband provides to our community,” said Brian Taylor, General Manager of CDE Lightband. “Public power puts the people of Clarksville first, and Public Power Week gives us the chance to emphasize the advantages of locally grown, locally owned power that supports strong communities,” said Taylor.
CDE Lightband will be engaging with customers on social media all week to educate the community on why being a Public Power provider is important. We encourage our customers to be on the lookout for all posts containing #PublicPowerWeek
Today, CDE Lightband has over 200 employees and serves over 67,000 electric and 18,000 broadband customers. We are proud to have served Clarksville since 1938.
Public Power Week is an annual national event coordinated by the American Public Power Association in Washington, D.C. The association represents not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities that power homes, businesses and streets in nearly 2,000 towns and cities, serving 48 million Americans. APPA partners with its members to promote public power, helping community-owned utilities deliver superior services through joint advocacy, education, and collaboration.
More at www.PublicPower.org 
CDE Lightband provides reliable utilities delivered at the speed of light. Our service area, consisting of 100 square miles within the municipal boundaries, includes 892 miles of power lines and 960 miles of fiber optic cable.
Our world-class Fiber Optic Network keeps electric costs low and allows us to deliver exceptional products and constant innovation. The network provides savings of over $1 million annually in operating costs and provides over $5 million annually in income for electrical grid improvements that result in half as many large scale power outages compared to peer cities.
Additionally, access to our network increases home values by 3% or an average of over $5,000, according to the Fiber to the Home Council. Based in large part on access to the superior digital products provided by CDE Lightband, Clarksville has been designated a first 50 “Next Century City.”
CDE Lightband offers Electricity, Internet, Digital TV and Telephone services with blazing fast speed and superior performance … with the additional convenience of 24/7 local support and bundling all your utilities into a single bill.
Our staff includes 200 full-time employees, a management team with over 100 years of combined industry expertise and governance provided by a board of five local business leaders.
For more information, visit their website at www.cdelightband.com 
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