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Russellville KY, EPB Recognized as the Fastest Speeds in KY

EPB SmartNet, Russellville’s municipally owned fiber-to-the-premises network, announced today that Russellville KY is offering the fastest data speeds in the commonwealth as recognized by Net Index. Net Index is the global leader in broadband testing and web-based network diagnostic applications.

EPB SmartNet operates a high-speed optical fiber network that today offers phone, cable and internet services to over 4000 homes and businesses in the Russellville area. This recognition follows the recent recognition of Russellville KY becoming the first “Gig” city in Kentucky.

Net Index recognizes the fastest cites in both download and upload data speeds. Russellville is the fastest in both categories with an average download speed of 28 Mbps and an average upload speed of 17.80 Mbps. Please visit to view the results and how Russellville compares to other cities in Kentucky.

“This is such a great recognition by an organization whose sole purpose is to measure the strength of broadband service globally.” said Robert White, General Manager of EPB SmartNet. “I also want to point out that these are only average speeds and that most of our customers have data speeds well above these averages.”

To learn more about EPB SmartNet’s broadband service, please visit:

About EPB SmartNet:

The Russellville Electric Plant Board (EPB SmartNet) is a not-for-profit, public power and broadband services provider. EPB SmartNet serves over 4000 customers within Russellville, KY where its mission is to meet our customer’s energy and telecommunication needs with excellent customer service at the lowest feasible cost, while providing the highest quality of life for our community and employees.


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