[Chugalug] Iron Man 3 Chattanooga Errors

Dave Brockman dave at brockmans.com
Tue Jun 25 22:16:44 UTC 2013


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On 6/25/2013 8:33 AM, Mike Harrison wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, Luke Prince wrote:
>> Yes, I felt it was a missed opportunity not saying something
>> about EPB's fiber. Tony Stark could have been amazed that we have
>> it and the beauty pageants all in one place!
> 
> Without any real info, just experience in Chattanooga:
> 
> I'll bet someone on the movie staff had a run in with mucky-mucky
> types in Chattanooga, possibly even got "Fried" (Dave Brockman and
> others are laughing..)

I laugh every time I see "the media" portray technology.  It's the
only sane thing to do.  Not sure what else you're implying there Mike :)

> For the record:
> 
> Chattanooga was online officially on October 2nd, 1994. One day
> after Al Gore "invented" the internet as a vehicle for commercial
> use, with a 128kbps connection, which was more than twice the
> entire University of Tennessee statewide network. It's had a -lot-
> of connectivity ever since from many providers until recently. Now
> it's mostly "the big three", EPB, Comcast and AT&T.. although there
> are some niche players.
> 

When I moved to Chattanooga, there was more fiber in the ground going
around and through metro Chattanooga than there was going around and
through metro Atlanta.  Not that much of it that connects anywhere
else actually stops in Chattanooga....

Regards,

dtb

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