Users of the Chattanooga high speed Internet provider EPB will soon have access to some of the fastest high speed Internet available. Known locally as “Fi-Speed Internet”, EPB currently offers Chattanooga’s only 100% fiber optic Internet with speeds up to 150 mbps. However, even faster speeds are on the horizon.
According to Steve Lohr of the New York Times, “The city-owned utility, EPB, plans to announce on Monday that by the end of this year it will offer ultra-high-speed Internet service of up to one gigabit a second. That is 200 times faster than the average broadband speed in America.”
Even though Verizon successfully tested a 1 gbps transmission back in June, EPB’s super high speed Internet is slated to be the first commercially available in the United States.