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Ting Works

Showcasing our community initiatives and involvement across our Ting Towns.

Ting Works

Do good together

Our crazy fast fiber Internet is available in three towns (and counting) across the US. When we come to a town, we don’t just bring crazy fast fiber Internet and its inherent benefits. We aim to serve the community with more than just way better Internet.

We partner with Ting town community leadership, members and organizations to support important community resources. Usually, that means a free connection to the crazy fast fiber network and can also mean sponsorship, advocacy and partnering to do good in the community.

We don’t think of gigabit Internet as a luxury. We think of it as a necessary step toward a shared future and we believe in access for all.

We don’t just build a network and then retreat back to head office. We believe in becoming a part of the communities we serve.

The best podcasts for entrepreneurs

best podcasts

Looking for the best podcasts for startups?

Preparation and planning are key ingredients for a successful startup. There’s also sheer luck, but unfortunately, there’s no way to cultivate that.

Podcasts are a great tool for entrepreneurs. They provide an opportunity to learn quickly while multitasking. They’re typically light and digestible rather than heavy and academic. With markets more dynamic than ever, learning has to remain a top priority for budding entrepreneurs.

Here are a few of the best podcasts that could provide value to those with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Charlottesville Women in Tech, Tech-Girls and Ting

Charlottesville Women in Tech

Advancing girls and women in STEM subjects and careers

There’s no shortage of interest among women and girls in science, tech, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Yet women continue to be underrepresented in these fields and markets.

That’s the issue Charlottesville Women in Tech and Tech-Girls seeks to address. Their vision is to bridge the gender gap in tech through educational programming, established networks and career resources. CWIT and Tech-Girls provide a and welcoming environment for girls and women in tech to connect, learn and collaborate in Charlottesville.

Five ways to trick out your work station

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If you’re going to be behind a desk for eight hours or more a day, you may as well make the space your own. In fact, one of the best things about being an entrepreneur or start-up hero is that you’re not bound to the cube life and you can create a personalized, unconventional space. Here are a few tech and life hacks to trick out your workstation.

Five messenger apps for business that improve email

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Messenger apps for business communication

Today’s small businesses and entrepreneurs need communications tools that can keep up.

Email and cluttered inboxes are out and streamlined, secure messenger and chat services are in. Where email fails, messenger apps pickup so that businesses can stay connected, collaborate and work efficiently. They also provide affordable, high-tech options that can better serve today’s advanced business culture.

Let’s explore a few messaging apps that enhance communications and help you succeed at work in the digital age.

How fiber optics work: getting down to fiber basics

How fiber optics work

Learning how fiber optics work

To those of us who are perhaps less familiar with the practical applications of communicating with light, it can seem almost like magic how fiber optics work. Pictures, videos, emails, phone calls and more, traveling through glass fibers as thin as human hair, all at the speed of light. Fiber optics technology is a marvel of human ingenuity, not to mention physics and design, and with it comes high-capacity digital communications for a modern age.

Historically, copper was used to wire homes to telecommunications networks, mostly for the use of telephones. In many ways, copper was suited for voice signal. However, with the advent of the Internet, copper’s time had come. As with all major technological shifts though, especially when there’s infrastructure involved, the change doesn’t happen overnight. Fiber is the infrastructure that will meet our massive and growing digital needs.

If you’re curious about how fiber optics work on a smaller scale (with big implications), read on. This post will cover how optically pure glass strands are used to transmit information as light as compared with copper, that transmits information as electrical signals.