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Gigabit Nation's 2nd Anniversary Show Highlights Chattanooga

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When Gigabit Nation launched two years ago to help organizations bring faster, better broadband to communities, Chattanooga and its first-in-the-nation gigabit network was the topic of the day. Both the network and the show have come a long way since then.

Jim Ingraham, VP of Strategic Planning at EPB, the Chattanooga public utility that owns the infrastructure, highlights some of their major wins since his appearance on that initial show in July, 2011. Ingraham also talks about upcoming plans as the customer base grows and Chattanooga aggressively leverages various benefits that having the network makes possible.

As more communities put gigabit Internet access into place, Chattanooga has to step up its game in order to maintain its leadership position. Some of the developments of particular interest to listeners are:

  • how Chattanooga continues to use the network to attract a steady flow of new businesses;
  • the city's marketing savvy positions itself as the hightech mecca of the south;
  • K - 12 and higher education's evolution since  gigabit service launched;
  • Chattanooga's efforts to achieve its goals in telemedicine; and
  • staying ahead of the competition.