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 Fi TV Silver and Gold subscribers at no additional cost on channel 32, and channel 332 HD for Fi TV Gold subscribers with high definition service.
The SEC Network will have over 1,000 live events, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball and more. Fi TV Silver and Gold subscribers can enjoy 45 live, exclusive SEC football games this season along with studio shows and original programming.
“The SEC Network has been one of the most requested networks by our customers and we are thrilled to add this to our growing Fi TV lineup when it launches August 14,” said Katie Espeseth, Vice President of New Products.
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 promoting economic development and enhancing quality of life across the local area.
EPB serves nearly 180,000 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.