[Chugalug] EPB articles at timesfreepress.com

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Thu Oct 4 14:05:02 UTC 2012

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On 10/4/2012 9:56 AM, David Snyder wrote:
> So did I.  BTW, their rate of $9000 per month is actually higher
> than private market prices for a ?gig?.
> We also have been asking EPB to ?open? their network to us.  We
> want to provide our services over their publicly owned fiber
> network.  The idea is that my company would interconnect with EPB
> and utilize them for ?loops?, not even using their bandwidth to
> deliver services.  We would sell the EPB loops at full retail small
> business rates.  So far, that idea has not gotten anywhere in over
> 2 years.  EPB is not only wasting Chattanooga?s dollars on this
> network, they are also not even trying to be ?open?.   This is
> Government competition with small business ? they are NOT small
> business friendly as they would prefer that small service providers
> go away.

They have what you want.... but it will cost you $125/month per site,
plus a charge at your location/interconnect.  I stick with my stance
that their service should be Layer 2 or below only....



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