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Where is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable broadband in the US?

According to this feature in the Line Media, it is not in Silicon Valley.

Here’s the pop quiz for today–If you wanted to use your garage for a high-tech startup, one that was going to require a gig of connectivity, where would be the best possible place for that garage to be located? Silicon Valley? Raleigh-Durham’s Research Triangle? The Twin Cities?

Wrong, wrong and wrong. The fastest, cheapest, and most reliable broadband service in the U.S., the kind that high-tech companies demand, is currently located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The reason, says Christopher Mitchell, Director, Telecommunications as Commons Initiative, is that the Tennessee town made a commitment to building a publically owned fiber network back in the 1990s, and eventually became the first place in the country to offer everyone in the community access to the much-sought-after “gig,” the ultra-high-speed 1Gbps network connection.

1 Comment to Where is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable broadband in the US?

  1. July 20, 2012 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Heh. Starbucks. Been there, done that. You’ll be surprised!


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