The National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) has named PES Energize the 2007 Community Broadband Network of the Year. NATOA is a national association that represents the communications needs and interests of local governments, and those who advise local governments.
On October 3rd at their 2007 Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon, NATOA presented Ron Holcomb, President/CEO of PES & PES Energize, this prestigious award and congratulated all those working on the Energize project, “for planning and building an innovative fiber-to-the-premises network to secure the economic future of its community and residents.”
PES Energize was recognized for its “exemplary efforts, achievement and innovation” with its state-of-the-art 100% fiber-optic network providing video, voice and data services to the residents and businesses in and around Pulaski, Tennessee.
Other award recipients at the NATOA annual conference included Federal Trade Commissioner John Leibowitz, noted attorney Jim Baller, the City of Philadelphia, the National Capitol Region Interoperability Program, the Clinton Global Initiative and Cisco Networks.
NATOA promotes community interests in communications. A national trade association based in Alexandria, VA, NATOA represents local government jurisdictions and consortiums, including elected and appointed officials and staff who oversee communications and cable television franchising.
PES Energize provides full-service video, voice and data services to the City of Pulaski and portions of Giles County. This advanced fiber-to-the-premises network is part of PES, Pulaski and Giles County’s publicly-owned and locally-operated electric utility.