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Chattanooga EPB announces upgrade to 25 gig internet, fastest in country


EPB leaders have announced Chattanooga will be the first city in America to offer citywide 25 gigabit-per-second broadband service to all homes and businesses. The offering is not only faster than currently offered in any city in the country but also ahead of AT&T, Google, and other internet providers. The project is being added $302,000 in assistance from the city of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and the Chattanooga Convention Center, who will be the first customer of the new service. EPB's 25G service is beyond the capacity of most routers, and internet service providers elsewhere may not even be able to handle so much data so quickly. Initially, EPB will charge residential customers $1,500 a month for the 25G service and $12,500 a month for commercial customers.