Thursday, October 30, 2014 · 2:11 p.m.

Chattanooga's gig receives more national attention

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Countless publications have featured Chattanooga's gig in the past year. (Photo: Staff)

Columnist for Governing Tod Newcombe highlighted Chattanooga and its gig this week. 

Governing is a media platform covering politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders. 

The article highlights the fact that the city is using high-speed Internet to promote economic development and the challenges that other cities face in doing the same. 

"Don’t expect to see a blossoming of [municipally owned] broadband projects," Newcombe wrote. "A big reason is the opposition from the telecom giants who dominate the business and their amazing success at convincing states to block it from happening. To date, 19 states have passed laws that block local governments from setting up publicly owned broadband services." 

In November, leaders announced the second Gig Tank event, and Chattanooga, as well as its high-speed Internet, have attracted a lot of local and national publicity in recent years. 

Click here to read about gig developments in the past year. 

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