Gigabit Fiber Creates Economic Value and Social Good for Chattanooga

Affordable gigabit internet has transformed Chattanooga into a technology and research hub. Plentiful, low-cost connectivity has attracted new businesses and new talent, creating as much as $1.3 billion in economic value.

Overview


Company EPB, Chattanooga
Industry Energy and Utilities
Products used MX10008 and MX10016 MX10003MX204ACX710
Region Americas
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"The capability that EPB brings is a game changer. EPB offers gig circuits that are incredibly low cost, especially compared to big cities."
Shane Sexton Executive Corporate Technical Consultant, EPB

Business Challenge

EPB, the municipal utility behind the gigabit network, has been serving the community since 1935. That makes EPB a different kind of company, one vested in well-being of the broader community. Through its community efforts, EPB offers free internet to economically disadvantaged students who are learning remotely. It shares its expertise with rural communities that want to offer low-cost internet.

The foundation of EPB’s network is Juniper routing, switching, and security, which has given it the agility and flexibility to deliver economic value and social good to the people and businesses in the greater Chattanooga area for more than a decade.