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How will Expanding Broadband Internet Access Benefit Knox County, TN?


Authors: The Boyd Center for Business & Economic Research

Publication Date: June 28, 2021

As part of a modernization effort, KUB plans to upgrade its electrical grid by installing an extensive fiber system, which will provide a more reliable electricity service, better efficiency, and shorter downtimes in the event of power outages. The fiber system would also enable KUB to offer cheaper, ultra-fast internet to all households and businesses in its electric grid service area. This report documents the various benefits associated with expanding access to ultra-fast internet connections.

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