Smart City : Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.

23 Aug

I have been recently interested in this “smart” concept; smart buildings, smart cities, smart grid, etc.  One case study that always is quoted and stands out is Chattanooga.

Chattanooga has the fastest broadband network in the United States, built by the power utility company EPB as part of a project conceived originally to implement Smart Grid and Smart Metering into every home.   Chattanooga became America’s first and only city to complete a community-wide network capable of delivering up to 1G bps Internet speeds to every home and business in EPB’s 600-square-mile service area.  Chattanooga’s fiber-optic network has lead to the development of a high-speed Internet-connected management and control system, which controls capabilities such as IP surveillance cameras, street-light power management and a city-wide symmetrical WiFi grid.

I am truly impressed.  Read more here.

 

 

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2 Responses to “Smart City : Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA.”

  1. gold price September 2, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Under Harold’s leadership, EPB developed a comprehensive plan to build a fiber optic network to help modernize the Chattanooga area’s electric system, later to be known as a “smart grid”.

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