EPB

EPB

UPDATE 2/26 12:08 pm: By a 3-2 vote, the FCC today approved EPB's petition to expand its high-speed Internet service, as well as a similar petition filed in North Carolina by the city of Wilson.  In a news release, the FCC said:

"The Federal Communications Commission today opened the door for two community broadband providers to expand service, preempting state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina that prevented these and similar broadband providers in the two states from meeting local demand for broadband service.

Chattanooga is one of  a handful of places in the country where everyone has access to "ultra-high-speed" broadband.  EPB offers internet that can download and upload data at a rate of one gigabit-per-second, which is up to 200 times faster than what most American's use.

The service, which EPB has offered for about a year and a half, is a source of pride for many Chattanoogans. Still, there isn't a whole lot people can do with all that bandwidth... at least for now.