published Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

EPB drops Gig service rate from $300 to $70 a month

Would you pay $70 for gigabit speeds?

EPB cut its monthly fee for its gigabit-per-second Internet connection from $300 a month to $69.99 a month today and automatically bumped all customers with 100 and 250 megabit-per-second services to the the gigabit speed.

The move jumps the number of EPB’s gig customers from a few hundred to 3,000, EPB CEO Harold DePriest said.

The $69.99 price is a penny less than what Google fiber is charging for gigabit-per-second service in Kansas City.

Today’s announcement comes as the city-owned utility celebrates its fourth anniversary today of high-speed fiber optic service. EPB is the first utility in the nation to offer gigabit service throughout the city.

See tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.

about Dave Flessner...

Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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