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College basketball streaming: a cord cutter’s guide

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Watching college basketball online and over the air

The 2017 college basketball season is now here and watching as a cord cutter is easier than ever!

We’ve put together a helpful guide to watching college basketball without the high cost and long-term contracts of cable TV. Between over-the-air channels you can receive with an antenna to multiple online streaming services, including some free options, you won’t miss a thing.

Crazy fast, reliable Internet for Charlottesville

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Reliable Internet for families who use the Internet

Everyone in the house doing whatever they want online, whenever they want. Streaming music, sending messages, watching videos and streaming TV on demand. It’s not a pipe dream, as Barracks Rugby resident Charles and the Davis family can attest.

“I think we’re pretty normal, average users by today’s standards,” Charles explains. “We predominately use Internet services above anything else.”

Sounds pretty normal to us, though the family’s previous provider just couldn’t keep up. When Charles saw Ting was bringing a brand new, all-fiber network to Barracks Rugby, the decision to switch to crazy fast fiber Internet wasn’t a difficult one.

Now the Davis family can do whatever they want online without getting in each other’s way. There’s no practical limit to the number of devices or people that can be online in the house at once.

The family loves the Barracks Rugby neighborhood because there’s lots of other families and kids and its close to everything downtown Charlottesville has to offer. The most reliable Internet in town by far is just another reason that Barracks Rugby is a great place to call home.

Interested to see what crazy fast Internet can do for your family? Check out ting.com/cville… or maybe just ask Charles.

What to expect when we’re working on construction in your neighborhood

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Here’s everything you need to know about Ting fiber network construction.  When our crews come into your neighborhood, we do our best to make the whole process as efficient and smooth as possible.

This post focuses on the underground work we do in the county easement. It’s worth mentioning, our work on the Charlottesville network is primarily aerial. You may also see us stringing fiber cables from electrical poles so fiber can make its way to homes, businesses, apartment buildings and more.

How do you decide which ONT to use?

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Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.

Deciding which ONT to use

Want to get the attention of Ting’s VP of Internet, Adam Eisner? Ask him about our ONT.


An ONT (Optical Network Terminal) is your home’s main connection back to the fiber network. In most cases, it’s a gray box attached to the side of your home with a fiber line plugged in.

ONTs come in a number of configurations. “When we first launched Ting Internet, we used (what we could call) an all-in-one gateway,” says Eisner. “The fiber terminated into the box and that box was also responsible for broadcasting wireless Internet throughout a home of business.”

So why did we replace our original ONT? “We eventually moved away from that model, really because we found it wasn’t flexible enough for what people wanted to do with their Internet service.”

Ting wants you to be able to use your Internet however you want. It’s yours, after all.

“We view ourselves as a fat pipe of Internet that doesn’t really want to get in the way of the king of things the customer wants to use the Internet for.”

Reliable Internet support that feels right

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Crazy fast, reliable Internet for Cville

Clay stumbled across a Ting booth while attending a Montessori Touch-a-Truck event with her niece and nephew.

Crazy fast fiber Internet sounded like a good idea and she appreciated the things Ting had to say on the subject. Especially the promise of customer service that doesn’t suck. She’d had some tough interactions with her previous Internet provider (sounds familiar) and was eager for more equitable treatment.

Clay pre-ordered Ting fiber Internet on the spot when she discovered it was available in Rugby. On the day the Ting techs arrived to get her connection to the fiber network lit, suspicions that she’d made the right choice were confirmed.

Reliable Internet “The techs who installed my Ting were wonderful. They were on time, worked quickly and quietly and answered all the questions I could think of. Far better customer service than any other provider I’ve used.”

Reliable Internet access that is crazy fast no matter how many people are online in the house, in the neighborhood or in the city. Human customer service when it’s needed. Turns out it isn’t too much to ask.

Today, Ting has exceeded her expectations. Her Internet is fast and reliable and she’s never had a problem with her connection. She can stream Netflix upstairs while her roommates watch Hulu downstairs. They never get in each other’s way.

Ting Internet is available in Rugby.

Visit ting.com/cville and order crazy fast fiber Internet today.

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How to do a proper Internet speed test

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We’re going to show you how to perform a proper Internet speed test

Internet speeds can seem slow for a variety of reasons. Rogue programs using your bandwidth, poor Wi-Fi reception and other problems can make your Internet connection feel frustratingly slow.

Running a proper test will help you get started on diagnosing the problem.