Chattanooga ranked as one of the best cities in the world for cheap high-speed internet

Chattanooga ranked as one of the best cities in the world for cheap high-speed internet

August 2nd, 2016 by Dave Flessner in Business Around the Region

Rich Carpenter, manager of network operations for EPB, uses a Fi TV video monitoring station while at the "Head End" room that houses the heart of EPB's fiber network.

Photo by Dan Henry /Times Free Press.

Top cities for broadband

Chattanooga is among the best cities in the world — and the top rated city in the United States — for the highest-speed internet at the lowest price.

1 Seoul, Korea's Hello Vision, gigabit-per-second, upload and download for $30.30 per month.

2 Hong Kong Broadbank Network, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $37.41 per month

3 Tokyo's KDDI, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $39.15 per month

4 Chattanooga's EPB, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $69.99 per month

5 Kansas City Google Fiber, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $70 per month

6 Lafayette, La., LUS, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $109.95 per month

7 Zurich Switzerland Swisscon, gigabit-per-second upload and download for $157.55 per month

8 Bristol, Va. Utilities, gigabit-per-second download and 100 megabits upload for $319.85 per month

9 Bucharest, Romania RCS & RDS, gigabit-per-second download and 30 megabits upload for $32..35 per month

10 Paris Free, gigabit-per-second download for $35.28 per month.

Source: "Top 25 cities Worldwide for Inexpensive, Abundant Broadband," by Open Technology Institute's Cost of Connectivity Report.


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