East Tennessee Tesla owners line up for photo shoot

Teslas lined up at the new Knoxville Service Center for a photo shoot n Friday, July 30, 2021.

Tesla’s Knoxville Service Center is officially opening after a few weeks of a soft opening. As part of the grand opening, East Tennessee Tesla owners gathered Friday morning for a group pix of around 40 cars coordinated by the Knoxville Electric Vehicle Association. Here’s my take on the event. The Knoxville Service Center is at… Continue reading East Tennessee Tesla owners line up for photo shoot

What’s it like to own a Tesla Model Y for a year

If you are thinking about buying a Tesla — and perhaps any electric vehicle — here are some random observations after one year of ownership. It was a year ago this week, I picked up a black Tesla Model Y Long Range with “Full Self Driving” in Brentwood, Tennessee, without ever taking a test drive… Continue reading What’s it like to own a Tesla Model Y for a year

Rural Tennessee tangled in turn-of-the-century internet speeds

A screen shot showing Tennessee from the Indicators of Broadband Need map was created by the United States Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The map brings together several different datasets to show information on broadband availability within the United States.

Lack of high-speed internet in much of rural Tennessee is well known, but today the White House is emphasizing the disparities in broadband access with a new map that visually and vividly highlights the problem. “What it tells you is there’s a lot of places in the United States that aren’t using the internet at… Continue reading Rural Tennessee tangled in turn-of-the-century internet speeds