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Meet Drew Hurst, Ting Marketing Manager for Charlottesville

Drew Hurst

Ting Marketing Manager, Drew Hurst

Drew HurstIf you’ve been by the Ting booth at local events around town, there’s a good chance you’ve met Drew Hurst, the Marketing Manager for Ting Charlottesville.

Drew has been central to building local sponsorships and partnerships. She’s dedicated to discovering nonprofits that Ting can support, developing creative Ting events for customers and representing Ting at larger local events like Tom Tom.

Looking for a TV schedule? Never miss your favorite show with these tools

TV schedule

TV schedule notification tools

When you cancel cable TV, you may be surprised to notice that it’s easy to miss the premieres of your favorite shows since you’re not seeing commercials. This is especially true for on-demand services that are commercial free. The good news is that there’s a flood of new TV schedule services out there to help so you never have to miss your favorite show again.

Here are a few of our favorite picks for the best ways to keep track of what you’re watching.

Under construction: we’re busy bringing more fiber to Cville

fiber to Cville

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.

Ting’s bringing even more fiber to Cville

The construction work to bring more of that crazy fast fiber Internet you’re asking for continues in Charlottesville. As discussed in the last Cville progress report, we’re working on several fronts, Redfields, Fontana and Fry’s Spring, expanding the network and laying the groundwork for connecting as many homes as possible.

Ting business Arqball creates accessible photography tools

Arqball

Arqball’s game-changing photography tools

Do you ever stop and look around and ask yourself, how would the world change if there was no Internet? Sure you’d probably spend a lot less time looking at cat videos, but what about the big stuff? What about the game-changing innovations that have helped shape the economy, accessibility and the ability for small businesses to compete globally?

Without the Internet, there would be no Arqball or Arqspin, that’s for sure. And are we ever glad the Internet (not to mention, crazy fast fiber Internet) is around to help them do the kind of work they do.

We had the chance to catch up with Michael Holroyd, Director at Arqball and Nathan Blessing, Director of Business Development and Logistics for Arqspin. We talked about all things Arqball, their incredible Arqspin software and how Ting Internet powers their business all over the world.

Cord cutting tips on turning your TV into a music-playing centerpiece

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Cord cutting for music fans

Spring is almost here and for many, that means gearing up for graduation parties and family cook-outs. Music is a major part of every party, so what better way to enjoy it than by turning your huge TV into a musical entertainment centerpiece?

Forget the so-called music channels on cable TV. If you’re cord cutting, there are several great music services suitable for your TV. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started.

Your Internet speed wired in compared to Wi-Fi

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Comparing wired-in Internet speed to Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi was a total game-changer; no longer was the Internet connection confined to the desk or the reach of an Ethernet cable. Now, whether you’re at home, work or in the local coffee shop, when you access the Internet, chances are good you’re doing so wirelessly.

While the benefits of Wi-Fi are obvious, it has its limitations. The biggest trade-off is Internet speed. If you’re on a gigabit connection, you cannot take full advantage of all the bandwidth that’s available to you on a single Wi-Fi device. The real power of gigabit comes when you have multiple Wi-Fi devices connected to the network with no slowdown whatsoever. That said, for the absolute fastest speeds on a single device (and especially if you’re conducting a speed test to see your maximum throughput) you’ll want to go wired.

If you’ve ever conducted an Internet speed test of your home Wi-Fi and compared it to a wired connection, you’ve seen the difference first-hand. Here’s what’s going on.