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CDE Lightband gives Thanks to the Community

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband faced a significant storm on Saturday, October 26th around 3:00pm that caused the most distribution damage in their history. The storm caused over 32,000 customers to be without power, more than 61 broken poles and over 15 transformer replacements.

Crews working through the night restoring power.
Crews working through the night restoring power.

As crews geared up for long days and nights through rain and frigid temperatures, the Clarksville community came together as a pillar of encouragement during the storm.

Outside utility companies gladly came to the aid in the restoration process.

With kind hearts, many businesses and numerous families offered their support. During the long and weary hours, families brought food, water and coffee for the linemen. Businesses donated food and snacks. Many opened their doors to serve the rotating crews with meals and offered words of encouragement.

“As we faced this historic event, our community supported us and cheered us on through the restoration. Thank you to everyone who helped us during this entire process,” said Brian Taylor, general manager at CDE Lightband.

CDE Lightband crew working to restore power to Clarksville residents.
CDE Lightband crew working to restore power to Clarksville residents.

CDE Lightband wants to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the families, out of town crews and businesses who assisted in restoring power to Clarksville.

Thank you to everyone who contributed during this time, including but not limited to –

Electric Crews:

Cookeville Electric
Davis H. Elliot, LLC.
Gallatin Department of Electricity
Huntsville Utilities
Lenoir City Utility Board
Murfreesboro Electric Department
Middle Tennesse EMC
Nashville Electric Service
Tullahoma Utility Authority

Fiber Crews:

Davis H. Elliot, LLC.
Owens Telecom Services
Star Construction, LLC.

Tree Trimming:

Wright Tree Service


Thank you to Businesses:

Burger King
Chick Fil-A
Comfort Suites Country Inn & Suites
Fixx Rite, LLC.
Gingham Café
Krispy Kreme
Little Caesar’s
Michael’s Pizza
Mission BBQ
Moe’s Southwest Grill
Panera Bread
Papa John’s
Ruby Tuesday’s
Sleep Inn
Smooves Grill
The Children’s Dentist
Clarksville Soccer Club

And to all others who gave, THANK YOU!

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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