EPB leaders announced Tuesday morning that—to commemorate fiber optics' fourth birthday—they are giving customers access to higher-speed Internet for no extra charge.
"This is a way of saying, 'Thank you for your business,'" EPB CEO Harold DePriest said.
By Oct. 1, EPB will no longer have Internet speeds lower than 100 megabits per second.
The Washington Post has a feature today about Chattanooga's gig.
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EPB residential customers who currently have 50 mbps will get 100 mbps for no extra cost.
Those with 100 and 250 megabits per second are getting bumped up to a gig.
Current customers who already have 250 mbps speeds will get a price reduction of $70.
Those who already have gig speeds will get a price reduction of $230.
So now, EPB residential customers pay one of two fees for Internet—$57.99 for 100 mbps and $69.99 for a gig.
All business customers will be upgraded to at least 100 mbps and can choose from other offerings up to a gig.
There are more tiers available to business customers, and EPB leaders said they will contact each business owner individually to let them know how the upgrades impact them.
EPB has about 55,000 residential and business customers. Nearly 43,000 residential customers and about 4,500 businesses subscribe to EPB's Internet services.
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