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CDE Lightband’s David Johns honored at Nashville Business Journal’s CFO Awards

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Chief Financial Officer David Johns at CDE Lightband was celebrated at the Nashville Business Journal’s 2019 CFO Awards. The award ceremony took place on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where Johns was an honoree in the Nonprofit/Institution category.

David Johns
David Johns

Nominees show high successes in their companies, community involvement, business strategies and innovations.

“David’s hard work and his pioneering leadership has contributed to CDE Lightband’s success,” said Brian Taylor, general manager at CDE Lightband.

Johns’ role within CDE Lightband has been influential as he has helped implement new internal controls within the company. Over the last eight consecutive years, under Johns’ leadership, the company has seen clean audits. With broadband, he has added multiple performance measures to expand the division. He has played a pivotal role in the success of the expansive growth of CDE Lightband’s broadband.

Johns is a valuable asset and an integral part of the management team. His input is highly valued with all financial decisions. His future endeavors will continue to add to the company’s high-tech achievements.

About CDE Lightband

CDE Lightband Customer ServiceCDE Lightband is a municipally-owned public power and broadband service provider serving 70,000 electric and 22,000 broadband customers with the city limits of Clarksville, TN.

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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