Chattanooga WorkSpace is powered by EPB Fiber Optics, and a shared WiFi connection is available to members in all of the public areas on each floor.
Due to the construction of the facility (well-constructed using massive amounts of concrete and metal), not all computers or wireless devices can access the WiFi in every corner of the building. As such, we do not guarantee that our shared WiFi will be accessible inside all studios. Private internet connections are available from EPB Fiber Optics (learn more).
We have installed the latest, greatest and best-of-class wireless hardware in the facility to provide our members with the fastest connections possible — a series of Apple AirPort Extreme (801.11ac) with beam forming antenna array.
With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the AirPort Extreme Base Station takes Wi‑Fi speeds over the top. Now you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps1 — triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi‑Fi.2 You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz‑wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Extreme maximizes that connection as well. What you do with all that extra speed is up to you.Simultaneous dual-band support.
AirPort Extreme features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi‑Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they’ll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.
Beamforming puts the focus on your device.
With 802.11ac technology comes the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi‑Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array is smarter — it knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Extreme targets its signal to that device. So your Wi‑Fi signal is stronger, clearer, and faster.
We have tested the building WiFi using Apple computers equipped with 802.11ac wireless adapters, and have had tremendous success in every corner of the facility. The concrete-piercing ability of this technology is amazing. If you are shopping for a new computer, we highly recommend that you purchase a device equipped with 802.11ac technology.
However, if you are not using a very recently-acquired Apple product it is probably that your computer will not support this new wireless standard. As such, you may not be able to access the shared WiFi inside of every private studio or office. You are welcome to use access the wireless network from one of our common areas on each floor, or have a private fiber connection installed into your studio.