We must commit to ensuring every student and family in Tennessee is quickly connected to reliable internet.

Story Highlights

  • Kim Henderson from Franklin is President of the Tennessee PTA, the state’s oldest and largest child advocacy organization.

The current pandemic has revealed more than ever that broadband and technology is a modern-day necessity. But for far too many, especially students, families and businesses in Tennessee, the lack of reliable and affordable high-speed internet or technology devices has also become a learning crisis for our children in the face of COVID-19. 

Fortunately, unlike so many elements of the pandemic, this is a challenge we can solve. It doesn’t require a new vaccine or cure. It only requires a commitment from our elected officials and policymakers to find and close the connectivity gaps.