CBS Discovers Chattanooga Has Nation-Leading Internet Network

Date: 5 Mar 2013 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Chattanooga has made the national TV news, with CBS doing a segment about America’s best Internet network – owned and operated by the city of Chattanooga.

They make a few minor mistakes – Chattanooga is one of several cities that have made gigabit available to everyone (including Bristol VA and TN; Morristown, TN; Lafayette, LA; and Burlington, VT. We track community-owned networks have have made some level.

It is important to note that these networks do not offer a gig as the basic tier. However, their starting tiers are incredibly competitive, often much faster than the higher tiers of competing networks.

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Christopher Mitchell is the Director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. He runs MuniNetworks.org as part of ILSR's effort to ensure broadband networks are directly accountable to the communities that depend upon them.