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A few fiber optic cable networking terms

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Mystified by fiber optic cable terminology?

fiber optic cableWe try our best to avoid industry jargon. There are certain concepts, though, where jargon is the only concise way to say a thing. “Fiber blowing,” for example, beats “shoot air down a tube to reduce friction such that a fiber optic cable can be pushed as opposed to pulled through the conduit, lessening the risk of damage.”

We’ll continue to avoid jargon. That said, if your interest in the building out of a fiber network goes beyond “when will it be in my neighborhood?” there are a few terms and concepts it would be beneficial to understand.

The Charlottesville fiber network upgrade continues in Fry’s Spring

In our Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

In our last update, we provided a detailed FAQ about the current status of the Cville network. If you have any questions about network progress, take a quick look. We also checked in on the ongoing effort required to “overbuild,” bringing more network capacity to neighborhoods where some fiber was already available. We detailed the construction work happening in Redfields, Fontana and Fry’s Spring.

Our guide to the best streaming TV services for traveling

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Summer is officially here and for many, that means traveling. Whether that is to a beach house, camping, or a week at the cottage, the good news is you can take your streaming with you. If you’ve been looking for the best streaming TV on the Internet, this guide’s for you.

I often travel for work and rather than hoping the hotel has a good TV lineup, I take a streaming player with me to watch my favorite shows on the road.

That raises the question, which of the many live TV streaming services is best for travelers? Well, the truth is, what’s right for me may not be right for you. We’ll break down each service’s rules and let you pick and choose the ones you like.

The best streaming TV service for traveling is…

Refer your neighbors and friends to Ting

Refer your neighbors and friends

Refer your neighbors and friends

Loving crazy fast fiber Internet so far? Why not tell your friends, family and neighbors?

When you refer your family, neighbors and friends to Ting, you can score free service. If having better Internet access at home has helped your family, now’s the time to shout it from the rooftops.

Tell your story

neighbors and friendsYou can share your Ting story on social media, on your personal blog or by word of mouth. Let people know how better Internet has changed things for you.

Maybe everyone in your house used to fight over the bandwidth and since Ting, they don’t anymore. Or maybe you’re noticing there’s no slowdown at night anymore when everyone on the network is at home trying to stream their favorite shows and movies.

Whatever the reason, if you’re loving Ting, you can get free service when you refer your neighbors and friends.

Ready to stream Twitch games, cord cutters?

Twitch games

Stream Twitch games for free

Twitch is an Amazon streaming service dedicated to the world of video game live streaming and eSports. Now, with over two million broadcasters monthly and 15 million daily active users, it is a powerhouse.

Recently, Twitch has moved into the world of highly produced video game programming. From airing major eSports events to creating their own documentaries with the launch of Twitch Studios on the world of sports, Twitch is the go-to place for gaming.

Ting TV: coming soon to a Ting Town near you

Ting TV

As product names go, it’s pretty on the nose: Ting TV. It’s a TV service. From Ting. Ting TV.

Consider Ting TV to be cable TV without the copper cable and, importantly, without the cable company. It will offer all the cable channels and channel packs plus local and specialty channels.

Ting TV is “really smart TV,” offered via the crazy fast fiber networks we’re building in towns and cities across the US.

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