Board of Directors election results are as follows:
District 1, Position 4
Winner: Tim Hanks
(position formerly held by James Rose)
District 2, Position 1
Winner: Hugh Harvey
District 2, Position 2
Winner: Allen King
These newly elected directors will serve a 3 year term.
Members: Be Aware - Scammers are at work again in the Tipton Co. area. This time they are calling local CHURCHES and businesses, masquerading as Southwest representatives, saying that their bills are past due and service will be cut off if they do not call an 800 # and pay.
STEMC WILL NEVER call and demand payment with prepaid debit cards or money orders. Our employees never take cash payments in the field. Payments to STEMC are always taken in person at the local office, at the kiosk at the local office, through our website or by a member-initiated call to 1-855-782-7864. Please report any suspicious activity to your local office, local authorities and the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-438-4338 and you may file an official complaint at
BROADBAND - WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday, May 16, participated in a ceremonial signing of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, legislation that will expand broadband access in rural Tennessee by allowing electric cooperatives to provide retail service to co-op members.
STEMC commissioned a study by a consulting firm with expertise in broadband.
As a result of the study, we recently learned that the total cost to provide broadband to our service area would be approximately $110 million.
That would be $27.5 million per year for four years and would be equal to 90% of the total depreciated value of our electric system.
STEMC management will be further evaluating the results and make a recommendation to your Board on what we should do in the broadband market.
We will provide updates on the progress as they become available.