Why Chattanooga Has the Fastest Internet in the US

Why Chattanooga Has the Fastest Internet in the US

Tom Fogden | Tech Co

Chattanooga, Tennessee has the best internet in the entire United States, period. But why should this small city boast better broadband than Manhattan or San Francisco?

According to a survey of 175,000 people conducted by Consumer Reports, Chattanooga’s municipally-owned telecoms provider, the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB), received top marks for value, speed and reliability. Only Google Fiber comes close to matching EPB for value, and even then, it failed to live up to the local service’s speed and reliability ratings.

So how did the fourth-largest city in Tennessee, perhaps best known for the 1941 Glenn Miller song ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’, manage to create the best publicly-owned ISP in the US? And, how has such a small company been able to deliver unprecedented 1Gbps download speeds?…(Reading the full story)

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