City that was once sued by Comcast now offers 10Gbps Internet service

The municipal broadband provider in Chattanooga, Tennessee is now offering 10Gbps Internet service for $299 a month.

The Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga already offered 1Gbps downloads and uploads for $70 a month. The 10Gbps symmetrical service announced yesterday is available to every home and business in the utility’s 600-square-mile service area “with free installation, no contracts and no cancellation fees,” EPB’s announcement said.

EPB is fighting a state law that prevents it from expanding its Internet service to surrounding communities. EPB asked the Federal Communications Commission to preempt the state law that limits municipal broadband projects, and the FCC did so. However, the state of Tennessee is fighting the FCC ruling in court in order to preserve its anti-municipal broadband law.

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