About EPB

Established as an independent board of the City of Chattanooga in 1935, EPB is a municipally-owned utility that provides electric power and fiber optic communications services as a means of striving to achieve OUR MISSION, which is to promote economic development and enhance quality of life across the local area. 

EPB serves more than 170,000 homes and businesses in a 600 square-mile area that includes greater Chattanooga, as well as parts of surrounding counties and areas of North Georgia. In 2010, EPB became the first provider in the United States to deliver up to 1 Gig (1,000 mbps) internet speeds utilizing a community-wide fiber optic network that provides access to every home and business in its service area. In 2015, EPB became the first (and to date) only American ISP to make up to 10 Gig (10,000 mbps) internet speeds accessible to all of its residential and commercial customers as a standard offer. 

EPB has also utilized its community-wide fiber optic network to deploy the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power management system in the nation. In recognition of EPB’s groundbreaking infrastructure, the Department of Energy and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are utilizing EPB’s smart grid as a national model for researching and developing best practices. EPB is also the first major power distribution utility to earn the USGBC’s PEER certification for having a highly automated, modernized electric power grid.

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Working at EPB

Career opportunities come in many forms at EPB. Since our services are constantly evolving with the changing needs of our community, we are always eager to meet talented, energetic and community-minded people with experience working in a wide range of fields.

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How to sell goods and services to EPB

EPB welcomes prospective vendors to bid or quote on materials, supplies or outside services when needed.

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Media Relations

The contacts listed below manage local, regional and national media inquiries on behalf of the company. We are pleased to assist journalists and editors who are interested in telling the story of EPB and EPB Fiber Optics. For technical and product support, please call our customer service telephone number at 423-648-1372.

John Pless

Public Relations Coordinator (Local Contact)


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