If you want the fastest internet connection in America, it may be wise to skip Silicon Valley and New York. Instead, look to southern Tennessee. The unlikely city of Chattanooga says it began offering one-gigabit-per-second internet upload and download speeds Monday, a rate it says is the fastest in the United States — and 250 times the average internet speed in the nation.
The city says the move is an investment in the future. “It’s like any other leading technology, people will invent ways to use it,” said Ron Littlefield, mayor of the city of 170,000. “And having it here will bring those inventive minds to focus in Chattanooga.”
Chattanooga’s announcement comes at a time when the United States is focused on broadband speeds.