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Chattanooga’s Gigabit Fiber Generates $400 Million in Local Investment, 6,000 New Jobs

Phillip Dampier February 28, 2013 Broadband Speed, Community Networks, Competition, EPB Fiber, Public Policy & Gov't, Video 4 Comments

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Chattanooga’s gigabit fiber network demonstrates local government works. The fiber to the home network has already brought $400 million in investment dollars and more than 6,000 new jobs to the area. At the same time, both Comcast and AT&T are working to lobby state legislatures to ban these kinds of public networks from ever getting off the ground. CBS News profiles EPB Fiber. (6 minutes)

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9 years ago

Ontario County, NY.. Let’s get moving on service to the home.

9 years ago

real competition would do this better than even the local government, but not the duopoly we have now.

9 years ago
Reply to  jelavich

This is real competition when a local community steps up to the plate and builds its own network. That is what the duopoly you refer to is objecting to. They don’t wish to face real competition. Or are you trying to say that the community has no right to fend for itself and provide its own services in areas, it feels it can best serve itself? Do you feel they have to accept help from “big business” when they feel they can be self-sufficient and provide for the needs of their own community?

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