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Chattanooga's Gig: how one city's super-fast internet is driving a tech boom


Chattanooga s Gig how one city s super fast internet is driving a tech boom World news theguardian com

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/au...

It’s a story that is being watched very closely by Big Cable’s critics. “In DC there is often an attitude that the only way to solve our problems is to hand them over to big business. Chattanooga is a reminder that the best solutions are often local and work out better than handing over control to Comcast or AT&T to do whatever they want with us,” said Chris Mitchell, director of community broadband networks at advocacy group the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

On Friday, the US telecoms industry called on the FCC to blockChattanooga’s plan to expand, as well as a similar plan for Wilson, North Carolina.

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I hope more cities follow Chattanooga's example.

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