Organization CDE Lightband Clarksville Department of Electricity Clarksville, TN
Communities Covered Clarksville, TN
Goals of the Network

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The network was built to help the electric division manage the electric system more efficiently through SCADA, advanced meter interfaces and several other features. With the network being an active Ethernet system with the capacity to deliver other services, CDE Lightband, with community support, began delivering IPTV, VOIP and high speed Internet up to 1 Gigabit. The focus of the organization is for the betterment of the community through more service choices and to encourage economic development.

Goals Achieved

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We currently have over 75% of our homes passed connected to our AMI system. Further we utilize our SCADA system to provide faster, more efficient power restoration and monitoring. CDE Lightband is currently 28% penetrated in our homes passed with broadband customers. We work daily with our economic development people to ensure that our goals are in line with their for industry and business recruitment.

The Network's Impact
  • Increasing local government efficiency
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Initial Investment Amount $60,000,000.00
Investment Covered Yes
Source of Investment
  • Bonds
Investment Repaid? No, but subscription revenue is retiring the debt
Services offered
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Retail sales of wireless services to individuals, businesses, others
  • Own and sell data center services