(NASHVILLE, TN, January 25, 2012 – State Senator Ken Yager (R- Harriman) has received an award of appreciation from the Tennessee Telecommunications Association for his efforts to protect rural consumers. The certificate of appreciation was awarded to Yager in his office in Nashville as the Tennessee General Assembly began its third week of legislative action.
The Tennessee Telecommunications Association is an industry trade organization formed for the purpose of promoting telecommunications service in Tennessee. Currently, the Association is comprised of eighteen Tier I members employing approximately 1,000 people and serving approximately 240,000 access lines.
“I am very honored to receive this recognition,” said Senator Yager, who is Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee. “We must support policies that recognize the need for building and maintaining communications infrastructure in rural communities in our state. I am glad to partner with our telephone coops and other rural service providers to help improve telecommunications in rural communities in Tennessee and protect access for consumers.”