EPB and partners will provide home internet to low-income students at no cost

By Mary Helen Montgomery Hamilton County will become the first community in the nation to offer no-charge high-speed internet to every family with a child on free or reduced lunch. In a major step for our community, EPB announced that the 28,500 Hamilton County Schools students who qualify for free and reduced lunch will receive […]

Citizens come first in Chattanooga’s smart city efforts

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Mary Helen Montgomery This summer, a detective approached Austin Harris, a computer scientist at UTC, looking for help on a murder case. The detective knew that the center where Harris works — The Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP) — manages about 30 cameras along MLK Blvd that they use to study urban life. […]

New incubator for food and beverage start-ups opening on MLK Blvd

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Mary Helen Montgomery There’s a new space in Chattanooga for innovators in the food and beverage industry to experiment with their products and scale their business. The new concept, Proof, will open March 13 on MLK Blvd., in what was formerly Two Sons Kitchen and Douglas Heights Bakery. Proof will bring a unique asset to Chattanooga […]

Chattanooga celebrates National Digital Inclusion Week

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Matty Parker In 2020, a year which has highlighted the depth of our nation’s digital divide, Digital Inclusion Week held special significance. Held annually in October – this year, October 5-9 – the internationally celebrated week aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs. […]