NASHVILLE, (April 17, 2018) — State Senator Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma) is set to receive a national award from the Coalition for Local Internet Choice (CLIC) for her efforts to accelerate the deployment of advanced communications networks throughout Tennessee. Bowling has been chosen to receive the group’s “2018 State Champion Award.”
“Through your outstanding and tireless work on behalf of the communities, businesses, institutions, and residents of Tennessee, you have richly earned our award and the honor and respect that goes with it,” said CLIC Project Director Catharine Rice in a letter to Bowling. “More specifically, we selected you for this award in recognition of your singular and exemplary leadership at the state level in seeking to advance local Internet choice and accelerate the deployment of advanced communications networks throughout Tennessee. Your courageous pursuit of state legislation that would bring access to modern broadband infrastructure to all of Tennessee, rural and urban, stands out as a model for all state legislators that local Internet choice is not a partisan issue, it is an infrastructure issue.”
CLIC established the award to honor individuals and organizations for extraordinary contributions to the preservation and protection of local decision-making in critical broadband infrastructure matters. The group has invited Bowling to attend their annual CLIC Day in Austin, Texas on April 30 where the award will be presented.
“I am very honored to receive this award,” said Sen. Bowling. “I will continue working on behalf of Tennesseans in pursuit of regulatory freedom for high speed broadband, the essential infrastructure of the 21st Century.”