EPB Fiber Optics, Chattanooga’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, and Alcatel-Lucent have announced 1 Gigabit broadband service for residential and business customers is now available citywide in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

EPB operates a high-speed optical fiber network that today offers services to over 100,000 homes and businesses in metropolitan Chattanooga and surrounding rural areas.?

Powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, Chattanooga’s new network will accommodate speeds of up to 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps), which is more than 200 times faster than the current national download speed average. Every home and business within EPB’s 600 square-mile, nine-county service area will be able to access the network, making it the most comprehensive product of its kind in the United States.

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