No matter where I travel, people recall one thing when I mention being from Chattanooga: The Chattanooga Choo-Choo. They may not speak much English, but they’ll manage to sing a few lines from the song before asking if I've ever heard it.
"Why, no, I haven't heard it. Please...sing me more."
Suffice to say, Chattanooga’s groove consists of more than a Glenn Miller homage. Let me give you the inside scoop on five "Gig City" highlights that locals love, starting with The Gig.
1. Why we're called "Gig City"
Several years ago, Chattanooga became the first city in America to offer a 10-gigabit-per-second fiber internet service called The Gig, which qualified as the fastest internet service in the Western Hemisphere. Hence, why we're now referred to as “Gig City.” The Gig continues to attract businesses and hipsters from all over the world. This technological renaissance flourishes in the form of a rejuvenated downtown scene bursting with artists, entrepreneurs, and a sustainable living ideal. Our creative outlook and innovative infrastructure help to forge a future of possibilities.