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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.S. Census Bureau, and nearly 25,000 kids …

Mayor Berke Challeng…

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 conference today at …

Tantalus Network Del…

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 completed in 2013, effectively make the eastern Tennessee utility the most reliable …

Cyberbullying: Aware…

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 …

4 Things to Consider…

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 …

EPB to offer discoun…

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 $26.99 a month -- less than half EPB's …

7 Easy Ways to Save …

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. Some home appliances just cost more …

Online Video Streami…

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 …

Planning Chores Arou…

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 …

5 Most Expensive Hom…

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 …

The Lowdown on Route…

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 technical consultant …

Children and Online …

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 …

3 Benefits of Underg…

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 wires during development and construction, owners of older structures have …

Why You Should Autom…

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 cooking our …

EPB named Recycler o…

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 Coalition noted several initiatives that contributed …