Director, Fiber Optic Technology, EPB (Electric Power Board Chattanooga) Monday Keynote Speaker
EPB was established in 1935 as a non-profit agency of the City of Chattanooga and has grown to be one of the largest municipal power distributors in the country, serving more than 169,000 homes and businesses in a 600-square mile area.
Today, the fiber optic network constructed for the purpose of powering the most automated smart grid in the country is also serving to expand EPB’s communications service offerings to include residential and business customers throughout the service area. Currently offering Internet speed up to ten gigabits-per-second as a standard offer, the communications infrastructure built and maintained by EPB is the reason for Chattanooga’s new nickname “Gig City”.
As the Director of Fiber Technology, Colman brings more than twenty years of experience in IT and project management to his role as our Director of Fiber Technology at EPB. He is an expert on the EPB Fiber Optics network – from the initial business planning and technical architecture to software implementation. He has a degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee State University, is a Certified Public Accountant, and has earned 6 Sigma Black Belt Certification.