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Chattanooga, TN (April 28, 2016) – As EPB continues its year-round partnership with the community to practice environmental stewardship, Chattanooga’s publicly-owned provider of energy and fiber optic communications is encouraging customers to participate in value-added environmental...
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April 28, 2016
Chattanooga, TN (April 15, 2016) EPB announced that it is advancing its Solar Share pilot project by seeking proposals from qualified contractors for the labor and materials needed to build the first of two community solar power generation facilities. First announced on September 18, 2015, Solar...
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April 15, 2016
Chattanooga, TN (April 4, 2016) EPB received special recognition as a Top Performer from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for helping the agency exceed energy efficiency and demand response goals for the eighth straight year through the EnergyRight Solutions program.   ...
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April 04, 2016
UTC Campus
Chattanooga, TN (March 24, 2016) – EPB, Chattanooga’s publicly owned provider of electric power and next-generation fiber optic communications, has partnered with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to provide 10 gigabit Internet connectivity throughout the entire campus...
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March 24, 2016
Chattanooga, TN (February 19, 2016) – EPB’s Board of Directors has tapped David Wade, the municipal utility’s chief operating officer, to serve as president of EPB. Harold DePriest will continue as CEO. According to EPB Board Chairman Joe Ferguson, the move strengthens the...
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February 19, 2016
Chattanooga, TN (January 12, 2016) – Chattanooga’s Smart Grid, operated by EPB, has become the first major power distribution system to earn Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification. Owned and administered by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), PEER is a...
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January 12, 2016
Chattanooga, TN (October 28, 2015) – EPB is reminding the community to be aware of ongoing scams involving people impersonating EPB employees and their contractors. People continue to be targeted by telephone scams from callers posing as EPB employees or collection agents who inform them...
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October 28, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (September 30, 2015) – Battle Academy’s third grade class, along with teachers, Superintendent Rick Smith and EPB, formally introduced Professor Gig-A-Watt to the community as a new era begins for the utility’s long-standing Play it Safe program in Hamilton County...
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September 30, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (September 18, 2015) EPB is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority to launch Solar Share, a pilot program to construct 1.35 Megawatts of community-based solar power generation capacity. This groundbreaking initiative will be EPB’s first power generation project....
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September 18, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (September 15, 2015) – As EPB Fiber Optics celebrates its sixth birthday by serving 75,725 homes and businesses, an independent study shows the city-owned utility’s fiber optic infrastructure has generated $865.3-million to $1.3-billion in economic and social...
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September 15, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (September 1, 2015) – EPB has made this year's in lieu of tax payments totaling $19,175,457 to the City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and 15 other local governments. This year's payments represent an increase of 49% since construction of the community’s...
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September 01, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (August 10, 2015) – EPB and its partners announced they have launched the enrollment process for the NetBridge Student Discount Program, which enables access to discounted high-speed broadband for qualified households with children in Hamilton County’s Free and Reduced...
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August 10, 2015
Lineman
Chattanooga, TN (June 26, 2015) – EPB’s Board of Directors has approved a 3.5% increase in electric power rates effective July 1 to cover increases in operating costs to deliver electric power. The new rates apply to EPB’s residential, commercial and smaller industrial...
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June 26, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (June 22, 2015) – EPB Fiber Optics is urging its Internet subscribers to be cautious about engaging with on screen pop-up messages, after some customers received a survey made to look as if it had been sent by EPB. EPB Fiber Optics is not distributing this pop-up survey,...
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June 22, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (May 22, 2015) – EPB has asked its Board of Directors to consider a 3.5% increase to monthly electric power charges for customers, effective July 1, 2015. The Board is scheduled to vote on the measure in June. This is EPB’s first rate increase since 2011 because...
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May 22, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (April 8, 2015) – EPB is rolling out a pilot program to test hybrid vehicle technology with the goal of reducing pollution and operational costs related to some of its heaviest trucks. The three plug-in hybrid electric bucket trucks use a diesel chassis, but unlike...
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April 24, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (April 24, 2015) – EPB congratulated eight Hamilton County students who won the company’s 11th Annual Black History Month Contest after submitting original poetry about inspirational African Americans. This year’s annual Black History Month contest theme was...
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April 24, 2015
Nashville, TN (March 31, 2015) – Advocates for broadband expansion in Tennessee announced that efforts to extend community-based fiber optic networks are being placed on hold for at least a year because there is not enough support among state lawmakers to change a state regulation that...
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April 03, 2015
Chattanooga, TN. (February 26, 2015) – Today the FCC cleared a path for EPB to bring high-speed broadband services to Tennesseans in areas around EPB’s electric service area who currently have little or no access to broadband service. Commissioners approved EPB’s petition...
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February 26, 2015
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Chattanooga, TN. (February 26, 2015) – Today the FCC cleared a path for EPB to bring high-speed broadband services to Tennesseans in areas around EPB’s electric service area who currently have little or no access to broadband service...
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February 26, 2015
Chattanooga, TN (November 24, 2014) – The imagination and talents of Hamilton County STEM School students will be on display when EPB reveals its downtown holiday windows on Thanksgiving eve. This year’s theme, “Holiday Showcase: bringing it to life,” was inspired by some...
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November 26, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (November 21, 2014) - For the third year in a row, EPB Fiber Optics is thanking its Fi TV Gold customers for their business by offering three special television promotions during the week of Thanksgiving. First, customers who don’t already subscribe to the provider...
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November 21, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (November 24, 2014) – The imagination and talents of Hamilton County STEM School students will be on display when EPB reveals its downtown holiday windows on Thanksgiving eve. This year’s theme, “Holiday Showcase: bringing it to life,” was inspired by some...
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November 06, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (November 6, 2014) - This morning Judge Jeff Hollingsworth considered a request from EPB to dismiss Don Lepard's lawsuit related to Chattanooga's street lights. After hearing the arguments, Judge Hollingsworth ruled that the central issue in the lawsuit is whether EPB is a...
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November 06, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (October 27, 2014) – EPB Fiber Optics is notifying its customers of a price adjustment on monthly residential television bills that will take effect in January 2015 and will range from an additional $2 to $9. Internet and phone prices remain the same. “Because we...
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October 27, 2014
Chattanooga, TN. (October 20, 2014) – The US Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EPB announced today the beginning of a partnership that will use Chattanooga’s smart grid as a living laboratory for testing new energy technologies. Under the new agreement...
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October 20, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (October 2, 2014) – EPB today asked the Court to dismiss the lawsuit filed by Don Lepard, in the name of the City of Chattanooga, against EPB. The motion to dismiss asserts that Mr. Lepard "is a disgruntled vendor, who is improperly seeking to use a legally-defective...
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October 02, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (September 25, 2014) – While continuing to strive to find an equitable resolution to recent questions about street light billing, EPB has issued a Request for Proposals seeking bids from contractors to conduct a complete physical inventory of all street lights and private...
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September 25, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (September 4, 2014) – EPB Fiber Optics will be working around the clock during the next 48 hours to ensure Tennessee Vols fans who make the Smart Move to EPB Fiber Optics won’t miss Saturday’s game in stunning high definition on The SEC Network. When the...
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September 04, 2014
EPB News
Chattanooga, TN (September 3, 2014) – We want the community to be aware of a door-to-door scam involving people impersonating EPB Fiber Optics employees. We’re told two men have approached residents in the Black Creek Community, claiming other providers have merged and that EPB Fiber...
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September 03, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (August 1, 2014) – The countdown is on – 13 days – until the premier of ESPN’s newest addition, the SEC Network, on EPB Fiber Optics. The SEC Network is the all-access pass to the Southeastern Conference, launching August 14, 2014. It will be available to...
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August 01, 2014
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Chattanooga, TN (July 30, 2014) – EPB Fiber Optics is offering the community exclusive live broadcast coverage of the Chattanooga Football Club in its final battle for the National Premier Soccer League National Championship. The game between the Chattanooga FC and the New York Red Bulls...
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July 30, 2014
Chattanooga, TN. (July 24, 2014) – Today EPB announced that it has filed a petition to the FCC in an effort to respond to neighboring communities’ requests for access to the company’s gigabit enabled high-speed Internet service. EPB offers high-speed Internet access, video...
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July 24, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (May 13, 2014) - Power to about 32,000 homes and businesses in northern Hamilton County was restored twice this afternoon with remote switching using the community’s smart grid. At about 1:39 p.m. a TVA circuit that supplies EPB in areas west of the Tennessee River lost...
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May 13, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (May 2, 2014) – It’s that time of year again when EPB kicks off the Chattanooga tradition of helping our neighbors in need beat the heat that is just around the corner. With EPB Fan Fund 2014 now underway, giving back is a breeze because your $20 donation buys a fan...
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May 02, 2014
Chattanooga, TN. (March 5, 2014) – EPB and The Company Lab (CO.LAB) are inviting entrepreneurs with applications in smart grid development to apply to Chattanooga’s summer business accelerator, GIGTANK. GIGTANK 2014 will offer participants in the smart energy space opportunities to build...
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March 06, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (February 27, 2014) – We are asking our customers to remain vigilant as some of them continue to be targeted by an ongoing nationwide utility scam. EPB imposters are calling our customers from phones that appear on Caller ID as 648-1372 EPB. Customers are told their service...
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February 27, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (February 19, 2014) – The community’s Smart Grid prevented an additional 40,000 homes and businesses from losing power during last week’s snow storm, resulting in a 52% reduction in weather related outages. During the three day event about 76,000 customers were...
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February 19, 2014
Chattanooga, TN (January 23, 2014) - Due to the extreme cold, wind, and high demand for power, EPB is implementing measures to reduce its power usage and is requesting the same from others in the community. Additionally, several of EPB’s large industrial and commercial customers have...
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January 23, 2014
Homework is hard. Homework when you don't have an internet connection can be impossible. Around 5 million homes with school-age children don't have high speed internet, according to the Pew Research Center. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, 22.5% of residents live in poverty, according to the U...
Chattanooga, Tenn. (April 27, 2016) - Today, Mayor Andy Berke launched his Family Friendly Workplace Challenge along with the first businesses and organizations signed on to take the Challenge. Berke announced the Challenge on Monday night during his third State of the City Address. During a press...
Raleigh, N.C., & Chattanooga, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Tantalus, a leading provider of smart grid solutions for municipal and cooperative utilities, and Chattanooga Electric Power Board (EPB) have announced that performance results from the utility’s TUNet AMI deployment, which was...
Anyone who has ever built or remodeled a home knows it is important to think about the future: What needs will my family have in the future? What can I do to ensure my home stays at or above market value? What should I add to accommodate for new technologies? This last question addresses a...
New technologies bring new risks into our daily lives—always have, and always will. The advent of electricity was a glorious thing, but it came with the risk of faulty wiring and fires. The invention of the automobile (or train or airplane) made traveling so much easier, but the chance of a car...
EPB will offer its high-speed Internet service at a discounted rate to any household with a student who qualifies for free or reduced-fee lunches. Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke announced Monday night that EPB will begin offering 100-megabit-per-second Internet service to low-income households for...
Conserving energy saves consumers money while reducing the consumption of natural resources and minimizing pollution. This is why many of the appliances on the market today are Energy Star rated and more energy-efficient than their counterparts of decades past. Other factors come into play, too...
The way we watch television has changed dramatically in just the past decade or so. The days of sitting through commercials, waiting a week or two between episodes of your favorite shows and upgrading to a more expensive cable package just because it has one channel you like in it are mostly behind...
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Very few of us pass up an opportunity to save money. Be it in the form of a coupon that comes in the mail, a percentage discount given for signing up for a new promotion or an item purchased secondhand instead of new, taking advantage of money-saving opportunities is par for the course for many of...
Although we all have a different schedule for how we handle household tasks and duties, there are still energy-using chores that many households do at common times, such as cooking dinner and getting ready for work or school. And these chores also often happen to fall during times that lots of...
Not only do the specs and performance of your router play a huge role in how well you are able to browse the Internet, but the placement of your router(s) is also of utmost importance to maximize your online experience. "Routers, like all equipment, can fail," Shane Sexton, corporate...
The current generation will never know the struggle of lugging a large encyclopedia off the bookshelf to do a book report or sitting down with a pen and notebook to communicate with a friend. Thanks to the Internet, anything they could want to know or anyone they could want to talk to is only a few...
Historically, electrical and similar wires were run aboveground, connecting to homes and businesses from tall, somewhat-unsightly poles. In recent decades, however, such wires have often been buried (a process called undergrounding). Although many new communities and subdivisions bury these utility...
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Remember "The Jetsons," the cartoon in which the characters never had to deal with such mundane tasks as turning off light switches or adjusting thermostats? And remember how such a lifestyle seemed so unlikely when you were a child? Well, we may not have robots doing our laundry and...
Chattanooga, TN (February 27, 2014) – The ongoing efforts by EPB employees to reduce waste and pollution in the greater Chattanooga area are being recognized by the Tennessee Recycling Coalition, which has named us as the 2013 Government Recycler of the Year. The Tennessee Recycling...