CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2023 — The EPB Quantum Network is poised to share significant news regarding quantum network advancements at the Quantum World Congress. In collaboration with Aliro Quantum, this industry milestone will be unveiled on Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Taking the lead in this announcement will be EPB President & CEO, David Wade, joined by Dr. Duncan Earl, Qubitekk’s President, CTO, and Co-Founder, and Jim Ricotta, Aliro Quantum’s CEO and Chairman. The quantum community and interested parties can witness this announcement in person at the Quantum World Congress held at Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. Additionally, the event will be broadcast live for a wider audience via a dedicated livestream link, from approximately 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Eastern Time.
EPB Quantum Network is a quantum-as-a-service offering that provides quantum technologists with 216 managed, dedicated dark fibers and capacity for 10 quantum interconnected nodes across downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, to accelerate quantum developers’ process for bringing quantum technologies and applications to market. EPB Quantum Network is managed by EPB of Chattanooga, which operates the world’s fastest community-wide internet at speeds up to 25 Gig. The network architecture was designed by U.S.-based Qubitekk to be configurable for customers validating quantum product performance, testing new quantum technologies, running quantum security applications and other uses.
EPB is an independent board of the City of Chattanooga which began serving customers in 1939 and today reaches a 600-square-mile service territory including the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and the surrounding area. With the mission of enhancing quality of life in our community, EPB operates the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power distribution system in the United States and has received recognition from J.D. Power for Best Customer Satisfaction for Residential Electric Service in the South among Midsize Utilities over the last seven consecutive years. In 2010, EPB launched the country’s first community-wide Gig speed internet and still operates the world’s fastest community-wide internet service today at speeds up to 25 Gig. Committed to keeping Chattanooga on the cutting edge, EPB announced the creation of America’s first commercially available quantum network in 2022: EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk. Learn more at epb.com.
Qubitekk designs, builds and integrates the hardware and software for quantum networks, precursors to the quantum-enabled internet while championing the growth of a robust quantum ecosystem through education, advocacy and collaboration. Qubitekk’s comprehensive entanglement distribution technology is at the core of the Bohr-IV Metro Quantum Network solution deployed at EPB and utilized in its Quantum Network Essentials product line and secure network solutions being developed for drones, satellite communications and the electric grid.