Athens Residents to Get EPB Internet

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF-TV) – EPB has an enviable high speed internet system.
The City of Athens Tennessee now has access to it.
The Athens Utility Board has created a fiber optic connection through Volunteer Electric into the EPB service territory.
The unique arrangement allows Athens Utilities to take that bulk internet service and sell it to their customers.

JOHN PLESS, EPB SPOKESMAN "This is an agreement that EPB could make with any community. We could sell wholesale internet to anyone provided that they bring the pipeline into our service territory."

Spokesman John Pless points out the arrangement is not the same as EPB’s efforts to offer high speed internet outside its service area.
State officials have fought that plan, although it has been approved by the FCC.

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