EPB Smartnet is proud to be the first provider in the state of Kentucky to offer fiber-optic gigabit internet service, making Russellville one of only a handful of 1-Gig communities across the country. We offer the fastest internet speeds in the state and are tied with a few international communities for fastest in the world.
1-Gig stands for one gigabit—or 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps).
Megabits are the size of your data—the pictures you download and upload, the shows you stream, and the videos you watch on your computer, phone and tablet. A two hour movie will be larger in size than one photo, for example.
We’re glad you asked. EPB’s 1-Gig service means you can do more of what you want—videos, pictures, voice, online gaming, business video conferences and file transfers—and still get the fastest service speeds available. No more waiting for a file to download or site to load.
The average internet speed in the U.S. is around 18 Mpbs. EPB offers you speeds up to 1,000 Mpbs.
With EPB Smartnet 1-Gig service, you get internet speeds that are more than 40 times faster than average speeds across the nation. Think of our 1-Gig fiber-optic network as state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure—the super highway of internet speed.
Let’s put it in perspective. Check out these speeds for common online activities.*
|Media||Size||5 Mbps||10 Mbps||20 Mbps||100 Mbps||EPB 1-Gig Fiber 1,000 Mbps|
|4 Minute Song||4 MB||5 sec||3 sec||1.5 sec||0.3 sec||0.03 sec|
|5 Minute Video||30 MB||40 sec||26 sec||13 sec||2.5 sec||0.2 sec|
|9 Hour Audiobook||110 MB||2 min||1.5 min||46 sec||9.2 sec||0.9 sec|
|45 Minute TV Show||200 Mb||5 min||3 min||1.5 min||16 sec||1.7 sec|
|45 Minute HDTV Show||600 MB||15 min||8.5 min||4 min||50 sec||5 sec|
|2 Hour Movie||1-1.5 GB||24 min||21.5 min||10.5 min||1.5 min||8 sec|
|2 Hour HD Movie||2-4.5 GB||72 min||60 min||32 min||4.5 min||25 sec|
*All speeds are estimates and may vary depending on external factors.
In the event of an after hours outage or service issue, please call
270-726-2466 and press 1 for the Electric Department
or press 2 for our Telecom Department.