Municipal Internet Service – Chattanooga, TN

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RESOLUTION NO. 23446 

ARESOLUTION APPROVING AND AUTHORIZING THE INTERNET DIVISION OF THE ELECTRIC POWER BOARD TO PROVIDE CERTAIN ADDITIONAL SERVICES. 

WHEREAS,The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga, an independent board of the City of Chattanooga, (“Electric Power Board”) has developed a detailed business plan for the provision of internet services directly and through MetroNet, Incorporated; has submitted the business plan to the State Director of Local Finance; and has considered the State Director of Local Finance’s analysis of the business plan; and

WHEREAS,Pursuant to a notice of hearing published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, the Electric Power Board conducted a public hearing on June 6, 2002; and

WHEREAS, All interested parties were invited to attend the public hearing and were permitted to ask questions and comment upon the proposed business plan and the provision of internet services; and

WHEREAS, After consideration of the foregoing, including the questions and comments received from all interested parties, the Electric Power Board has determined that the Internet Division of the Electric Power Board should provide internet services directly and through MetroNet, Incorporated under the authority of Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 7-52-601, et seq., and 7-52-103(c) and other applicable law, subject only to the approval of the City Council of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee (“City Council”); and

WHEREAS, The City Council finds that new businesses consider the level of technological advancement of the City and the surrounding area prior to electing to locate here; and

WHEREAS,The City Council finds that local businesses consider the level of technological advancement of the City and the surrounding area when electing to remain here; and

WHEREAS, The City Council finds that the Electric Power Board’s provision of Internet services directly and through MetroNet, Incorporated will be a significant, integral and necessary step in the City’s economic development efforts and in the continuing technological advancement of the City and the surrounding area; and

WHEREAS, The City Council find that all necessary approvals should be given to the Electric Power Board in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 7-52-601, et seq. and 7-52-103(c)

NOW, THEREFORE,

BEIT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE, That the Internet Division of Electric Power Board is hereby authorized to provide internet services directly and through its participation in MetroNet, Incorporated to the fullest extent permitted by Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 7-52-601, et seq. and 7-52-103(c) and other applicable law; provided, however, that nothing herein shall authorize or otherwise permit the Electric Power Board to provide cable television services directly through its Internet Division or through MetroNet, Incorporated. 

ADOPTED:  July 16, 2002

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