After overcoming political wrangling with the city's incumbent service providers to build its Fiber to the Home network, the joint Chattanooga, Tenn. Electric Power Board (EPB) network will be completed by the end of this year.
Earlier this fall, EPB caught the attention of the launched a 1 Gbps service for the power user that doesn't have a problem paying $350 for the service. Users also have the option of buying a lower-priced 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps symmetrical service with various triple play bundled options.
As reported in The Chattanoogan, a $112 million federal grant enabled the EPB to complete the FTTH network in three versus the 10 years it initially forecast.
Since the FTTH network is being built by a local utility, EPB is leveraging the network for its smart grid initiative. By installing 1,500 large switches in its utility network, EPB said it will be able to not only better pinpoint power outages, but also eliminate the need for manual meter reading.
- The Chattanoogan has this article
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