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Cable fees defined: how your cable company is inflating your bill

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Your cable company is inflating your bill

Cable is a crazy web of bundles, introductory offers, ride-alongs and hidden fees. Our favorite is the bizarre but important-sounding HD Technology Fee. We’ll get to that.

We’re used to paying too much for cable TV and Internet access. We’ve come to accept misleading introductory pricing and the term contracts that come along with it. We’re used to bill creep.

One of the big things that sets Ting TV apart from your cable company is our approach to pricing. We’re clear, upfront and honest about what you pay. With our Internet service, the price you see is the price you pay. That’s $89/mo for gigabit service, plus taxes where applicable.

cable companyThe same will go for our TV pricing. Here are some of the fees you will never see on your Ting TV bill.

  • Broadcast TV fee ($5 on average)
  • Regional sports fee ($3 on average)
  • HD technology fee ($10 on average)
  • Miscellaneous fees (varies)

The Centennial fiber network gets lit

Centennial fiber network

In our Centennial progress reports, we offer as much information as we possibly can on the fiber network build process. We’ll also talk about Ting events, promotions and some of the work we’re doing in the Centennial community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

In our last construction news post, we provided an update on all the phases of the network where construction was underway. Today, we have some exciting news. We’re officially lighting homes in Centennial with crazy fast fiber Internet.

The network gets lit

Ting and the City of Centennial celebrated the official lighting of the Centennial fiber network with talks from community leaders and the Ting Team. On September 6, we got together to celebrate the achievement with refreshments, talks and a special presentation from Ting.

Speakers included Mark Gotto, Ting City Manager, Stephanie Piko, Mayor of Centennial and Bob Golden, CEO of South Metro Chamber of Commerce. Congrats to Ike H, the resident who got installed with Ting fiber Internet on the day of the lighting ceremony.

Lighting the first customer is a major milestone. It means that all the back-end pieces are in place to connect Centennial to the larger Internet. Now we can move from connecting individuals to connecting neighborhoods. There’s still a lot of work ahead as we continue to bring the crazy fast fiber network to homes and businesses all across Centennial.

A Centennial lighting celebration: the network gets lit

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On September 6, 2018, Ting flipped the proverbial switch at an event to light the fiber network in Willow Creek 1. If you’re among the people and businesses in Centennial that now have access to the fastest Internet around, we hope you’re enjoying your Ting connection so far. If not, stay tuned.

The lighting event was the culmination of an incredible amount of work by Ting and most especially, the team here in Centennial. It’s exciting to see what Ting and the City of Centennial have partnered to create and it means a lot to see so many months of work come together with better Internet for a Centennial residents.

Classic TV shows and movies now streaming online

Classic TV shows

Cord cutters can stream classic TV shows and movies

Classic TV shows and movies have traditionally been somewhat hard to find. Sometimes, they would be available on DVD or VHS at your local corner store, or you could get lucky and catch a re-run or special airing on local stations.

Now, they are becoming increasingly easy to stream online. Recently, several new services have launched, which give fans of old classics access to the content they love, without breaking the bank.

The full guide to fiber Internet – download the What is fiber Internet? ebook today

What is fiber Internet

What is fiber Internet? Download our ebook

Fiber Internet is totally different from the Internet most of us are used to. From slow and sluggish connections to bloated bandwidth, we’ve all experienced bad Internet, but what about great Internet?

We cover all the exciting stuff of fiber in our latest ebook, What is fiber Internet?

Download a copy today and learn more about the fastest Internet available today.

Streaming services can save cord-cutting schools money

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Streaming services for the classroom

streaming servicesWhat do you think about saving tax-payer dollars by bringing streaming services to the classroom? Cord cutting has been skyrocketing in popularity as recent studies have found cord cutting can save the consumer over $1,000 a year. Now, what about schools? Can they too benefit from cord cutting? As budgets become tight, many schools are considering cutting their TV bills. However, they are still looking for ways to bring video into the classroom as a teaching tool.

The problem is most streaming services don’t include legal rights to stream their content into a classroom. Technically, showing Netflix or Sling TV in a classroom breaks the terms of service as it does not include an additional fee for a public display license. Streaming Netflix or Sling TV content into classrooms will raise the risk of future legal action.

You’ll be glad to learn that there are several streaming services, both free and subscription-based, that can help make learning more fun. Let’s look at a few of our favorite options built especially with classroom learning in mind.

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