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Ting Internet Charlottesville: a year in review

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Hey Cville, check out what Ting got up to in your community this year. We  supported and sponsored all kinds of programs in your backyard including community events, charitable nonprofits, informative festivals and more.

Ting Works with Charlottesville Women in Tech

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Showcasing our community initiatives and involvement across our Ting Towns.

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CWIT advances 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 programing, established networks and career resources.

CWIT and Tech-Girls provide a welcoming environment for girls and women in tech to connect, learn and collaborate.

Ting’s holiday gift guide for cord cutters

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Here’s our holiday gift guide for cord cutters

The holidays are weeks away and you’re probably already in the holly-jolly gifting spirit. If you have a cord cutter on your shopping list, or someone who’s expressed interest in cutting the cord, we have some great gift ideas for every budget.

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The FCC plans to kill net neutrality. Here’s how to stop them

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A brief overview of the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

Net neutrality seems to be on everyone’s mind right now as we steel ourselves for the FCC’s upcoming vote on December 14. It seems the top priority for these Trump-appointed FCC members is to overturn the net neutrality regulations that were hard won under the last administration. Next month’s vote to do just that is very likely to pass by a three-to-two margin.

Right now, the Internet is classified as a public utility under Title II. This allows each Internet user the ability to do what they want online, without preferential treatment given to some websites that would make them faster than others. That’s one of the biggest concerns, that without net neutrality, the Internet will become like two lanes of traffic: the high-speed lane in which the industry’s bigwigs and corporations pay for faster delivery speeds, and the throttled slow lane for everyone else, including startups and lesser-known companies that can’t afford the fast lane.

Charlottesville construction update: what we’ve been up to

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Here’s a construction update for Charlottesville

Hey Cville, this post will catch you up on the construction and fiber infrastructure work Ting has been up to over the last few months in your town.

We’ve been hard at work this year reviewing the network and designing new neighborhoods to build out capacity for Charlottesville. We worked on underground construction in Redfields and got several apartment buildings connected to the network as well.

Rapid prototyping: 3D printers can do that

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What is rapid prototyping?

Prototyping a product used to take months and cost tens of thousands of dollars. 3D printers, like you might find in a local makerspace or even a library, cut that down to hours and pennies.

When businesses are coming up with new design ideas or product, they often look to prototypes and scale models to test out their vision in the real world. While advanced, manufacturer-ready prototypes still cost a lot in terms of dollars and days. 3D printers have made rapid prototyping and creating proof of concept scale models accessible to even the most bootstrapped startup, student or budding artist.

Even with today’s admittedly rudimentary 3D “consumer level” printing technology, a model or a part can be turned from a digital design into a physical thing quickly and for just a few cents per gram of media needed to print. Quick real-world testing helps refine the design and planning phases of the product cycle, whatever the 3D printed model may be.