EPB is ranked as the best television provider and fourth-best internet provider in a new Consumer Reports rating.

Google Fiber ranked second in the television provider category and No. 1 in the internet category.

“The standouts for TV service in CR’s ratings were EPB Fiber, a municipal broadband service run as a public utility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Google Fiber, a service offered by Google in a handful of markets,” according to a news release. “Both earned high scores for overall satisfaction, reliability and equipment, and were the only two of the more than 30 providers in the ratings to get better than the lowest score for value.”

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In 2015, EPB announced the utility would offer the world’s first 10-gig communitywide fiber optic network, called NextNet.