Google’s fiber network in Kansas City is getting all the press these days, but did you know that the first city in America to offer 1 Gig Internet service is Chattanooga, Tennessee? Chattanooga’s community-owned electric utility, EPB, has deployed a fiber optic network and it already sells triple-play service (Internet + TV + phone) or just Internet plus TV.
If you want the full 1 Gigabit Internet (downstream and upstream) with TV subscription (the most basic bronze package) and no phone service, be prepared to pay $362 per month (excluding taxes, fees, set top box cost). If, however, you want Internet only, you still have to pay $350 per month. These prices are out of the reach of most families in America. One assumes that as more people sign up, the monthly cost will go down.