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Google Fiber reveals first neighborhoods in Kansas City
Obama’s Moment - NYTimes.com:
"...The majority of Chattanooga homes and businesses get 50 megabits per second, some 100 megabits, a few 250 and those with big needs opt for a full gigabit per second
...EPB, the city’s electric power and telecom provider, which built and operates the network.
...The average around the country is 4.5 megabits per second.” So average Internet speed in Chattanooga is 10 times the national average. That doesn’t just mean faster downloads. The fiber grid means 150,000 Chattanooga homes now have smart electric meters to track their energy consumption in real time.
... on July 5, Chattanooga got hit with an unusual storm that knocked out power to 80,000 homes. Thanks to intelligent power switching on the fiber network, he said, “42,000 homes had
their electricity restored in ... 2 seconds.” Old days: 17 hours..."