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July 25, 2023 | Tom Ballard

Application window now open for users of EPB Quantum Network powered by Qubitekk

The strength of the network is that all customers, no matter their size or sector, can tap into the resources offered to quickly enable their applications and test their quantum products.

Announced less than eight months ago, the EPB Quantum NetworkSM powered by Qubitekk is now accepting applications from prospective customers who want to test their technologies on America’s first commercially available quantum network.

“EPB Quantum Network has reached the next milestone in advancing the commercialization of quantum technologies by opening applications to companies and researchers to test their innovations in the real world,” said EPB President and Chief Executive Officer David Wade  in a news release issued this week. “Through this new infrastructure, we are supporting our nation’s efforts to be globally competitive in the commercialization of quantum technologies while joining efforts to prepare Chattanooga’s workforce and local economy to benefit from this rapidly emerging industry sector. Since we launched (the) EPB Quantum Network last fall, we’ve spoken to organizations from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies and national government agencies pursuing quantum technologies that have indicated they can benefit from having access to a resource like EPB Quantum Network.”

Already operating the most advanced and highly automated smart grid power distribution system in the U.S., EPB will work with prospective customers of the quantum network to design options for various use cases and offer subscription packages tailored to their diverse needs to support goals that range from developing new products to proving investment readiness, seeking grant funding, or conducting equipment testing. All users keep their intellectual property, which is protected on the network with multiple layers of hardware and software boundaries.

“The quantum industry continues to rapidly evolve as new applications continue to be discovered, ranging from accelerating drug development to quantum sensors that can give advanced earthquake warnings, to optimized truck routing that can notably lower greenhouse gas emissions,” said Duncan Earl, Qubitekk‘s President, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer. “EPB Quantum Network is responsive to the diverse needs of quantum innovators, whether customers are running existing applications, testing new quantum technologies, or validating equipment performance. The strength of EPB Quantum Network is that all customers, no matter their size or sector, can tap into the resources offered by the network to quickly enable their applications and test their quantum products.”

To learn more about subscription packages, visit or contact Business Development Account Manager Kirk McLemore at

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