When children are able to stay in their hometown, obtain a degree and then get a job in their hometown all because the technology is available, it is a major accomplishment of which any location in the United States would be proud. BTES’ gigabit technology is opening so many doors in our community.
– Dr. Andy Czuchry, ETSU
Districts throughout Tennessee are scrambling to make sure they have the necessary hardware and bandwidth to meet the state’s intention of implementing online testing in 2014. With the fiber connection provided to our schools through BTES, we’re ready to meet the bandwidth requirements today. It is imperative that everything work correctly when doing high stakes testing online. Given our great experience with BTES, we’re confident that our connection to the Internet will work when we need it.
– Dr. Gary Lilly, City of Bristol Director of Schools
Internet is what the world is today. BTES understands that and provides excellent ultra-high-speed Internet connections. Having BTES' one-gigabit-per-second Internet service available to every business and every home in the BTES service area is one infrastructure that is helping Bristol move forward.To be able to call BTES - which is a local company with local employees - and quickly have that fast service available is almost unheard of in the United States. Having that fast bandwidth available opens many doors for our community.
– Allen Hurley, FOUNDATION Event Facility
I would like to thank the line workers and especially the dispatch person named Nick at BTES for their courtesy and concern when I lost power during this ice and snow storm. Despite their level of exhaustion, the line workers were courteous and even cheerful while repairing a downed power line. In spite of the encroaching darkness and freezing temperatures, the men at BTES managed to remain courteous and concerned about my situation. I think BTES is to be commended in their ability to handle this crisis with dedication and concern for so many customers who were adversely affected by this damaging winter storm. Throughout it all, the linemen and dispatchers managed to stay courteous, concerned, and professional while enduring days without rest, separation from their own families, and working in freezing temperatures. Thank you again for restoring everyone's power.
– M. Calhoun
"I must say how special the BTES guys are. Within minutes of our power going out, I called it in on the convenient automated line. Within the hour I saw their truck and within seconds of finding the issue, they had the power back on! All while it was still lightning and thunder booming outside in the wee early hours of the morning! These guys come out at all hours of the day and night in the pouring rain, snow, and terrible weather to provide us with the comforts we have grown accustomed to. I pray for them often when they come out to be safe, and feel grateful to them for their hard work and dedication to their jobs!"
– Andrea Amos