Chattanooga Announces Largest U.S. Community Fiber Network

Chattanooga Announces Largest U.S. Community Fiber Network

Date: 10 Jun 2009 | posted in: information, MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Chattanooga’s Electric Power Board, a public power agency, has been building a fiber-to-the-home network to greatly increase community access to fast broadband.  They have just announced the network will be completed sooner than originally expected, connecting everyone in the community.

EPB officials announced today their plans to expedite the deployment of their 100% fiber optics network.

"There are two primary components to building this system. One component is taking longer than we thought and the other is happening much faster than we anticipated", said Harold DePriest, President and CEO. "The end result is that services will be available to the entire cities of Chattanooga, East Ridge and Red Bank by summer of 2010."

DePriest says once in place, EPB’s fiber optic network will be the largest of its kind in the country.



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