The $72 million effort on the part of Cleveland Utilities and the municipal government is facing opposition from three conservative groups who say the move pits the government against private businesses and could compromise customer privacy.
Chattanooga will see more technology focused on its roadways. Two separate projects in the region will use smart technology and data analytics to hone in on the causes and fixes for traffic and dangerous conditions.
The Chattanooga Police Department plans to apply for a more than $1.6 million grant from the state, which would come from a pot of funding recently established to curtail violent crime and strengthen public safety.
A new partnership between EPB and California-based Qubitekk will allow private companies, government and university researchers to test quantum equipment and applications in an established fiber-optic environment.
The city-owned electric utility, EPB, has announced a new Internet service that can boost residential speeds and strengthen parental controls. The service, Smart Net Plus, was made available to customers this fall.
A local organization called the Enterprise Center is working with community partners to provide residents in the city's Orchard Knob neighborhood with broadband access for telehealth appointments.
Using a public-private partnership, about 3,400 homes in rural Walker County, Tenn., will be equipped for high-speed Internet in the next two years, with the project costing nearly $11.3 million total.
The city’s municipal utility announced Wednesday it's boosting its Internet connection speeds through its fiber-optic division to offer 25 gigabits per second to all homes and businesses.