TQ TeleConnection- July 2018
Chattanooga Catches the Telehealth Bug
Chattanooga, Tenn., has earned a reputation as a leader in municipal broadband and is actively evaluating telehealth as a benefit it hopes to make available to subscribers of its gigabit service. Telehealth is transforming the way health care is delivered in many parts of country.
The Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB), the public utility that operates Chattanooga’s network, reports that it will soon reach 100,000 subscribers to its broadband service, and wants to offer those customers more. “We’re very interested and committed to participating in this telehealth market, and are evaluating our options,” said Katie Espeseth, vice president of product development at EPB. “Having partners that provide innovative products and services is how we plan to maintain our competitive edge in this market.”