Opening new doors to job growth through technology
The infrastructure to help keep Chattanooga competitive
EPB’s next-generation, community-wide, 100% fiber optic network and Smart Grid technology put Chattanooga on the map as The Gig City. In fact, an independent study shows that during the first 10 years after deployment, Chattanooga’s smart city infrastructure generated $2.69 billion in economic and community benefit including nearly 10,000 new jobs.
A Gig City℠ Success Story: Legacybox
Local company Legacybox is an all-in-one business for digitizing analog photos, video tapes, home movie films, audio cassettes and more. Through uploads, downloads and cloud storage they help safely preserve priceless momentos. And, with their 750,000 current customers expected to grow to more than 1 million this year, they’ve come to rely on super-fast internet speeds to help them grow exponentially.
A Gig City Success Story: Maritime Associates
International Maritime Security Associates provides integrated, real-time information for those operating on the high seas. From weather and disease outbreaks to civil unrest, Maritime reports conditions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with low business costs and stable weather, Maritime relies on the area’s reliable high-speed internet to make it easier to support their clients.
A Gig City Success Story: TVFCU
Secure system backups are critical to protecting banking transactions. And what formerly took days to complete now takes just hours for Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union. Redundant 10-Gig connections between their headquarters in Chattanooga and their disaster recovery unit in Cleveland helps replicate their entire system quickly, and securely.
And, a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connecting their 27 branches securely transmits transactions, provides internal internet and powers their hosted phone system as well.
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