Chattanooga: pretty blue bridges, municipal broadband, and Comcast. (ash)
While most of us languish away without even a flicker on the horizon of someday getting gigabit speeds or real broadband competition, residents in a handful of cities are lucky enough to have both. This summer, Chattanoogans will join the shortlist of Americans who not only have blazing fast internet, but also a choice of providers.
The Times Free Press reports that Comcast is promising Chattanooga the same “Gigabit Pro” service they’re rolling out elsewhere: fully symmetrical 2 Gbps, fiber-to-the-home connections. The roll-out is planned to begin in June and will reach up to 200,000 homes.
“But wait,” you might say. “Chattanooga sounds really familiar. Something something municipal fiber internet?”
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