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How AT&T is out building Google Fiber

AT&T on Monday announced plans to expand its high-speed fiber service, known as GigaPower, to some three-dozen new markets, including Detroit, Memphis and San Francisco.

Check out the WaPo article HERE.


AT&T is bringing Gigapower to Asheville

AT&T is bringing its gigabit fiber product, Gigapower, to Asheville. Check out the story HERE.


**Network Management Update**

To all ERC customers, please be aware of the change to the ERC network management policy.

“The ERC blocks Character Generator Protocol (CHARGEN) at the ERC network edge.”

This change is due to the lack of benign uses between networks and it’s predominant abuse. Should any ERC customer have any question, concern, or issue with this, then please contact the ERC at your convenience.


Asheville Internet Leader, Wally Bowen, Dies


Asheville lost a community broadband leader Tuesday when Wally Bowen succumbed to Lou Gehrig’s disease. Wally was the founder and Executive Director of the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN). Wally founded MAIN in 1996 and worked for many years to grow our Internet opportunities in the mountains of WNC. Moreover, Wally worked nationally to keep the Internet open and accessible. Asheville has lost a community leader.


EPB Turns Up the Speed to 10 Gigs

EPB Turns Up the Speed to 10 Gigs

“Chattanooga’s EPB Fiber Optics now offers 10 gigabit Internet service to all households and businesses in its service area. The ultra-fast service is available for $299 per month with free installation, no contracts, and no cancellation fees, announced community leaders at a press conference on October 15th.”