Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chattanooga Offers 10G Residential Service for $299 a Month

EPB, the municipal utility of the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has launched the first 10G residential Internet service across a large community-wide territory.

EPB’s 10 Gig service, which is now available for access by every home and business in a 600 square mile area, uses Alcatel-Lucent’s TWDM-PON broadband technology. The service is priced at $299 per month. EPB is also launching 5 Gig and 10 Gig Internet products for small businesses as well as a 3 Gig, 5 Gig and 10 Gig “Professional” products for larger enterprises. These Internet services are available at varying price points.

“Five years ago, Chattanooga and Hamilton County became the first in the United States to offer up to 1 Gig Internet speeds,” said Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB. “Today, we become the first community in the world capable of delivering up to 10 Gigs to all 170,000 households and businesses in our service area.”

“Alcatel-Lucent is a strong proponent of the benefits of ultra-broadband technology for economic development,” said Danny Rollins, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Global Enterprise & Public Sector Sales for North America. “As a long-term supplier for EPB’s gigabit networks, we’re proud to be helping EPB and the city of Chattanooga be at the forefront of the ultra broadband movement and provide the industry’s leading fiber technology to help deliver on many services and innovation it brings to the community residents and businesses.”

  • EPB is one of the largest publicly-owned electric power distributors in the U.S., serving more than 170,000 homes and businesses in an area that includes greater Chattanooga and Hamilton County, as well as portions of surrounding Tennessee counties and areas of North Georgia.
  • In September 2010, EPB became the first company in the United States to offer community-wide one gigabit-per-second Internet speed, a critical component of next generation technology innovation and economic development, to every home and business in its 600-square mile service territory.