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  • Jasper Highlands Celebrates New Fire Station With Ribbon-Cutting Event

    This article was originally published on chattanoogan.com.Jasper Highlands, owned by Thunder Enterprises, recently constructed a new 3,700 square foot fire station for the Southeast Tennessee mountaintop community. First responders, elected officials and community members gathered last Saturday, Nov. 4, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and exclusive tours of the facility.“Thank you to all of the volunteers who take time out of their lives to serve on the volunteer fire department,”...  Read More...

  • EPB Launches Community Solar Project

    This article was originally published on Timesfreepress.com.EPB started construction Friday on Chattanooga's first community solar project, which should start using the energy of the sun to power up to 200 homes by this summer.The city-owned utility plans to erect 4,408 solar panels on a former salvage yard EPB has cleared near its distribution center at Oak Street and Greenwood Avenue. EPB will soon give its 170,000 electric customers the chance to buy into the solar project and reap t...  Read More...

  • Consumers, Businesses Expect Another Year of Growth in Chattanooga in 2017

    This article was originally published on timesfreepress.com.As truck shipments and future orders began to slow last summer across a number of industries, Max Fuller thought the U.S. economy was about to hit the brakes after more than six years of growth."What we saw in our business signaled a recession in early to mid-2017," recalled Fuller, CEO of U.S. Xpress Enterprises, one of the nation's biggest trucking companies.   Read More...

  • EPB's high-speed Internet live streams Aquarium's gator exhibit

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. Two innovations for which Chattanooga is well known, the Tennessee Aquarium and EPB's high-speed Internet, have joined together to give the city another first.Chattanooga on Tuesday became the world's first city to use live ultra-high definition video for tourism as it began to transmit from the aquarium's alligator exhibit.A 98-inch Planar UltraRes 4K display screen was unveiled at the lobby of Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport where l...  Read More...

  • Fastest Internet in the U.S., but Thousands of Families Fight for Access

    This article was originally published on wrcbtv.com. One East Tennessee mom is fighting to have equal access online. Imagine not being able to access your email, Facebook, Twitter or weather app when there's a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning that you need to know about. Thousands of families are fighting to keep up in an internet savvy world.   Read More...

  • High-speed Internet Access Impacts Home Sales

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Locally and nationally, consumers are opting not to buy homes if they don't have access to high-speed Internet. The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted the topic, and Greater Chattanooga Association of Realtors President Travis Close said that residents in rural areas value high-speed Internet access just as much as people who live in city centers.But access isn't always available. There are still unincorporated areas of Hamilton Coun...  Read More...