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How Chattanooga Beat Google Fiber by Half a Decade

They may not realize it, but starting today, some high-end Internet subscribers in Chattanooga, Tenn., will turn on their computers and start browsing the Web at a gigabit per second — 10 times the speeds they’re used to. By month’s end, some 39,000 area residents will see their mid-tier connections become twice as fast — from a current 50 megabits per second to 100. Better yet, the majority of these customers won’t pay a penny for the upgrade. (Article Source: September 17, 2013, Washington Post by Brian Fung)

EPB officials sing praises of Smart Grid at Chattanooga briefing
EPB officials on Tuesday delivered a spirited defense of the utility’s Smart Grid and fiber optics system at a City Council briefing, painting the digital legacy of EPB chief Harold DePriest as a world-leading system that has already delivered millions of dollars in benefits to the utility’s 170,000 customers. (Article Source: August 28, 2013, timesfreepress.com by Ellis Smith)

Chattanooga, Tennessee Named Host of New IRONMAN
Chattanooga, Tennessee has been selected to host the eleventh race in the U.S. IRONMAN Series. The inaugural IRONMAN Chattanooga will take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014. (Article Source: August 15, 2013, ironman.com)

Filling the Gig-Tank – Investors Ready to Capitalize on New Chattanooga Ventures
Chattanooga’s recent title of “Gig-City” is generating interest among investors who are anxious to capitalize on the benefits of the city’s high-speed Internet technology. The city has record Internet speeds that are 200 times faster than anywhere in America. (Article Source: August 7, 2013, timesfreepress.com. Article by Shelly Bradbury.)

President Obama tours Amazon in Chattanooga as officials prepare to increase workforce
President Obama made a special appearance at Chattanooga’s 1 million-square-foot Amazon distribution center. His speech on boosting the nation’s economy made mention of the Chattanooga facility’s strategic plan to increase employee training and benefits in order to maximize productivity. (Article Source: July 31, 2013, timesfreepress.com. Article by Mike Pare. Photo by Dan Henry.)

Tennessee Ranks 1st In Automotive Manufacturing Strength For An Unprecedented 4 Consecutive Years
A national economic development publication, Business Facilities, released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking and named Tennessee as the number one state in the nation for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Chattanooga is recognized as a major contributor to this ranking with its Volkswagen plant on its way to maximum production. (Article Source: July 26, 2013, chattanoogan.com)

Top 30 Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs 2013
Chattanooga was ranked number one in a list of the best cities for young entrepreneurs to locate their businesses with a population between 100,000 – 250,000 residents. (Article Source: March 19, 2013, under30ceo.com)

Chattanooga: We Start Things
This article highlighted Chattanoogans’ ability to create revenue-generating businesses and leveraging pre-existing assets to build a strong ecosystem that will impact the U.S. and the world. (Article Source: January 29, 2013, blogs.wsj.com)

Modified Publix plan gets green light for North Shore
Developers on Wednesday received approval for their entire 46,000-square-foot North Shore Publix plan, adding additional retail space and rotating the building after they earlier had claimed such moves were not feasible. (Article Source: November 8, 2012, timesfreepress.com. Article by Ellis Smith.)

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President Barack Obama speaks to Amazon employee Adrienne Thompson during a tour of the Pack Mezzanine at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, TNAbove Photo by Dan Henry
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