EPB Congratulates Black History Month Contest Winners

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 inspired by the late Maya Angelou and her contributions to literature and …

EPB Deploys Heavy Vehicle Hybrid Technology

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 conventional trucks, the new …

Tennessee Broadband Expansion Bill on Hold Until Next Year

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 prevents the expansion of …

FCC Approves EPB’s Petition for Tennessee Expansion

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 asking the FCC to remove a state restriction that …

FCC Approves EPB’s Petition for Tennessee Expansion

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...

STEM Students Inspire Themes For EPB Holiday Windows

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 friendly competition between four STEM School teams. They …

EPB Fiber Optics Offers Television Customers Free Holiday Entertainment

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’s high definition service can enjoy it …

STEM Students Inspire Themes For EPB Holiday Windows

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 friendly competition between four STEM School teams. They …

Judge Narrows Lawsuit To One Issue

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 part of the City of …

EPB Fiber Optics Notifies Customers of Fi TV Changes

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’re committed to providing customers …

DOE, EPB, ORNL Begin New Partnership

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 with EPB and DOE, Oak Ridge National …

EPB Files Motion to Dismiss Don Lepard’s Lawsuit

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 False …

EPB Seeks Bids for Street Light Inventory

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 lighting in its service footprint. …

EPB Fiber Optics Working In Overtime For Vols Fans

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 Volunteers host Arkansas …

EPB Warns Of Door-To-Door and Telephone Scams

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 Optics is offering a discount for …

EPB Fiber Optics Delivers All Things SEC

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 …

Watch CFC Play In National Championship Live With EPB Fiber Optics

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-Under 23 squad is scheduled for …

EPB Petitions FCC to Enable Local Broadband Choice

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 programming and voice services using a fiber optic …

Smart Grid Automatically Restores Power

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 power. After power …

Helping neighbors is a breeze

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 …

Chattanooga's EPB Issues Final Call for Gigtank Participants

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 and test their applications using millions of data points …

EPB SECURITY ALERT: Scam using deceptive telephone tactics

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 will be …

Smart Grid reduces impact of February 12 snow storm

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 affected, but the Smart Grid automatically restored 40,000 …

EPB, Customers Reducing Power Usage During Extreme Cold

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 reduced their nonessential power consumption …