At the March 7, 2016, Public Services Committee meeting, Hamblen County Commissioner Stancil Ford introduced a resolution to request that MUS build out its Fibernet service in Hamblen County before entering into a plan to provide Fibernet outside of Hamblen County.
The resolution asking that MUS build out in Hamblen County before jumping county lines was voted down in a 6-3 vote.
Commissioners Stancil Ford, Tim Goins, and Johnny Walker voted FOR the request.
Commissioners Howard Shipley, Rick Eldridge, Randy DeBord, Hubert Davis, Joe Huntsman, and John Smyth voted NO to the request.
Here are videos of the discussion: