EPB employees are public servants who have, along with several other community organizations, brought this community into the 21st century with better technology and made us competitive. Harold DePriest works for $200k per year? You won't find another CEO of a company that's done as much as EPB working for $200k. Give that man a raise. Thankful for EPB and don't appreciate the new editor's effort to taint what they've done for this city.
There is so much wrong about this editorial I don't know where to start. In fact, I don't have the time or inclination to go through the writer's rantings to argue each inane point. I, for one, support what EPB is doing 100% - we should be thankful that the power board took the bull by the horns and did something for this city that nobody else was going to do. You think Chattanooga would get noticed by the VW's and the Alstom's and the Amazons of the world if we'd left our communications infrastructure to Comcast? And would Drew Johnson have EPB forgo the stimulus grant because it may or may not have been a loan to the feds? The money was going to get spent somewhere - refusing to take it would have been cutting off our nose to spite our face. I'm glad that EPB saw the opportunity to bring it here. Drew Johnson's ignorance is alarming.