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Geek Move

Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

If anyone in the community is considering a move, Tennessee might have a few incentives:

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Could Gig City soon become Geek City?

Chattanooga -- also known as Gig City -- recently announced Geek Move, an incentive that doubles as an emigrant program for the technologically savvy. It is meant to help one of Tennessee's largest and most economically diverse cities flourish into even more of a tech haven.

The initiative will award technology professionals $11,250 toward buying a home in the city. To the ten most qualified developers, Geek Move will pay for a second mortgage of $10,000, to be applied to closing costs and reducing their home's principal payment, which includes partial principal forgiveness.

Upon closing, approved geeks with the right set of skills are eligible for a lump sum payment of $1,250 to help cover moving expenses.


Chattanooga is also known as the Scenic City, a nod to its strategic positioning near the Tennessee River and the surrounding plush green mountains.

However, speed is a theme in the Gig City, a trademarked alias that refers to Chattanooga's groundbreaking gigabit fiber network. It gives residents Internet connections up to 200 times faster than the average broadband speed.


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Re: Geek Move

Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:37 PM

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 05 October 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

If anyone in the community is considering a move, Tennessee might have a few incentives:

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However, speed is a theme in the Gig City, a trademarked alias that refers to Chattanooga's groundbreaking gigabit fiber network. It gives residents Internet connections up to 200 times faster than the average broadband speed.


So it could be the average broadband speed and it'll still applies.


None of this "upto" crap, speak like you've got a pair and guarantee a minimum download with upload speed way higher than average and no download restrictions and no traffic shaping. Say D 100Mb/sec & U 100Mb/sec and you're talking. Is it Fibre to the Home?

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Re: Geek Move

Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

I used to live in tennesse. Don't really have interest in going back. Too much ripoff from ISP there. Hughesnet says it all lol
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Re: Geek Move

Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 05 October 2012 - 05:37 PM, said:

View PostAnalyticLunatic, on 05 October 2012 - 10:51 PM, said:

If anyone in the community is considering a move, Tennessee might have a few incentives:

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However, speed is a theme in the Gig City, a trademarked alias that refers to Chattanooga's groundbreaking gigabit fiber network. It gives residents Internet connections up to 200 times faster than the average broadband speed.


So it could be the average broadband speed and it'll still applies.


None of this "upto" crap, speak like you've got a pair and guarantee a minimum download with upload speed way higher than average and no download restrictions and no traffic shaping. Say D 100Mb/sec & U 100Mb/sec and you're talking. Is it Fibre to the Home?


The "up to" qualifier is necessitated by the variability of the comparand - you could have a guaranteed 100 proof booze and have "up to five times" the alcohol content of other booze - since you don't know what you're comparing it to. What is the "average broadband speed"? How much variability can you find in that number? Are we talking about American cities? Cities in the region? Cities with good broadband networks?

If they're claiming to have a gigabit network, they're claiming to deliver a fixed number, no?

As modi likes to say, "chillax".

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