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Ting Internet in Charlottesville: a 2018 year in review

Hey Charlottesville, this post will let you know what Ting Internet has been up to in your community over the past year. We wrapped up our construction work in Redfields and Fontana and also worked on upgrading the network in Fry’s Spring.

In 2019, we’ll be continuing our work in Fry’s Spring and upgrading the network in Belmont, bringing more capacity to the neighborhood. We’ll also be kicking off underground construction in Johnson Village with a lot more in store. Stay tuned and keep an eye here on the Ting Cville blog for more news.

Our full guide to Internet safety for kids

Internet safety for kids

The Internet has transformed the way we communicate, travel, work and play. It’s even changed the way we parent. It presents new challenges, but also excellent opportunities for learning and growth.

If you have kids, regardless of their ages, they probably have access to the Internet at some point in their day. Whether it’s your middle schooler playing Minecraft, or your teenager chatting on social media, Internet use requires a degree of responsibility. You can’t shield kids from everything and while it’s not realistic to monitor every second of their day, keeping an open dialogue around parental controls and Internet safety certainly can help.

At Ting Internet, we like to think of parental controls as training wheels for learning to use the Internet respectfully and responsibly. Browse our guide of parental controls for platforms like YouTube and Netflix below. These practical steps, paired with an open conversation around Internet safety, can help you raise kids who have a mature awareness of the Internet.

Community news from the Ting Team in Cville

Community news

In our Charlottesville progress reports, we talk about the Ting fiber build, 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.

Cville community news

In our last update, we talked about what the Ting Team had been up to in Cville and gave a little update on the network progress in Fry’s Spring. Today, we’ll do the same, and announce continued progress for Fry’s residents.

Cable companies increase prices and cord cutting has never looked better

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Cable companies are increasing prices again

Still have cable TV? Thinking about cutting the cord? Right now may be a great time to cancel your cable service as their prices are once again going up.

cable companiesBack in October 2018, it was reported that if you still have Spectrum’s cable TV service, you should get ready to pay more. Depending on what market you are in and what package you have, you will see an increase in your broadcast TV price from $8.85 to $9.95 and your receiver cost will grow from $6.99 to $7.50. Digital adapters will also rise from $4.99 to $5.99 each and, if you have the Latino View add-on, it will be going up from $7.99 to $8.99 a month.

You may also see a $5 price hike on your Internet service. It will be interesting to see if they continue to charge this price as $50 5G Internet continues to roll out in the United States.

Ting powered Wi-Fi is now available at Scott Stadium!

Ting powered Wi-Fi
Gameday just got better.

Ting is proud to announce that we’ve wired Scott Stadium at The University of Virginia with free, Ting powered Wi-Fi.

Free Wi-Fi for ‘Hoos fans is the result of a huge, collaborative partnership between Ting and UVA Athletics. Our teams have been hard at work all summer long, installing a state of the art, cutting-edge Wi-Fi system for fans to enjoy.

Just in time for the season, you can now share and snap your ‘Hoos experience at Scott Stadium with free Ting Wi-Fi. Fans at Scott Stadium can connect to the Ting network via Ting@UVAAthletics beginning at UVA’s Homecomings game against Miami on Saturday, Oct. 13. Kickoff is set for 7 pm.

The OTARD law: can Homeowners Associations ban antennas?

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Your protections under the OTARD law

FCC OTARD Rule2018 has been a great year for over-the-air TV and, with the new 3.0 OTA standard on the horizon, your antenna is about to get better with free 4K over-the-air. Yet, we often hear that a homeowners’ association (HOA), or a similar group, attempts to block someone from installing an antenna on their condo or house. However, the OTARD (Over-the-Air Reception Devices) law is clear on this; you have every legal right to install an antenna, even on a condo, if you own it or have an exclusive use area of your rental property.

You may be interested to learn that the FCC’s OTARD law further prohibits most restrictions that an HOA might try to enforce, such as preventing installation, maintenance or use of an antenna, or unreasonably increasing the cost to do so.

The rule also applies to rental properties where the renter has an exclusive use area, like a balcony or patio. This includes condominium owners, co-op owners and tenants, townhomes, manufactured homes and single-family homes as well. The rule does not apply to common areas such as the roof or exterior walls of multi-dwelling units.

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