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Thoughts on fiber to the home vs wireless links


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

Fiber to the home or wireless links?

You may have heard of a certain giant in the tech space pivoting away from physical fiber to a solution involving fiber-caliber Internet beamed directly into customer’s homes. If that sounds too good to be true, it may just be.

Adam Eisner, VP of Internet, explains that while Ting is keeping a close eye on wireless link technology, we still believe fixed fiber (the kind we put in the ground) will ultimately provide customers with the most consistent, high-speed experience.

Or to put it another way, think about how difficult it is to get Wi-Fi in a basement. Now add a major city into the equation.

Looking for family-friendly streaming content for summer fun?

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Family-friendly streaming content

Summer is officially here, and for many, that means family time outdoors and around the house. Yet, what happens when you run into every parent’s most aggravating predicament, a rainy summer day? For many, that means movie day and with streaming content, you have a huge library of movies at your fingertips. Yet, what do you do if you want to make sure your kids only get access to family-friendly content?

Well, there are many services that offer family-friendly movies and TV shows and there are also parental controls that allow parents to feel confident their kids only have access to approved content.

Fiber keeps families connected

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Ting Internet keeps families connected

Meg lives with her husband Blake and newborn daughter in the Rugby neighborhood.

Meg always has something streaming at home. She listens to music on Pandora and watches TV on Netflix. She loves video chatting her parents and sending baby pictures to her family. She wanted fast, reliable Internet but she didn’t want to sacrifice on service. Meg’s cousin tipped her off to Ting (thanks Meg’s cousin!) and today her Internet connection doesn’t stress her out.

“I never want to have to think about my Internet and now I don’t. Things just work. My bill doesn’t change every month and everything happens super fast.”

Ting InternetRecently, when Meg’s daughter was born premature, Ting Internet kept Meg connected to her job from home. She was able to communicate with ease, upload and send large files quickly and do it all while caring for her newborn.

When Meg went back to work, Ting Internet kept the family connected. Meg and Blake use their phones to access a crib-cam and an Owlet, a device that monitors a baby’s vitals.

After work, Meg can video chat her parents and keep them in the loop.

Ting Internet is available to homes in Rugby as well as other Charlottesville neighborhoods. Order yours today.

Are you ready to see what reliable Internet can do for you?

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Will there ever be more competition in home Internet service?


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

Will there be more home Internet service competition in the near future?

The great R. Kelly once said, “The greatest competition is, well, me.” Who knows what he’s talking about, but we can assure you Ting doesn’t think this way. I mean, if we did, there’d be no Ting Internet.

Monica Webb, Ting Internet’s Government Relations, points out that there’s a hunger for better Internet in America. However, many municipalities aren’t being served by the incumbents, and as a result are looking to private providers, like Ting, for help building out faster networks.

And if those efforts are being thwarted by legacy providers, you can step in and help by writing, emailing or calling your elected officials at the state level.

Together, we can fly like fiber Internet eagles… into the future.

C’ville Family Jams sponsored by Ting

C'ville Family Jams

C’ville Family Jams

Ting presents C’ville Family Jams, a poolside concert series for kids and families. We’re proud to be working alongside community leaders Charlottesville Families in Action to ensure each concert benefits a different local non-profit. Charlottesville Families in Action is committed to positive stewardship both locally and globally by fostering community engagement and service in C’ville’s youth.

Last weekend, we jammed with Grammy-award winning children’s artist 123 Andres and the proceeds were donated to Legal Aid Justice Center to help protect migrant farmworkers’ rights.

Get crazy fast Internet at the Jefferson

These days, concert-goers don’t just observe, they participate. Whether its on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook, going to a show is about capturing and sharing moments.

That’s why it’s important to have the fastest Wi-Fi around at the Jefferson.

Starting today, concert-goers at the Jefferson can connect to Ting’s crazy fast fiber Internet for free while watching their favourite artists. You can upload posts to social media and engage with performers and other audience members. And no matter how big the crowd is, you’ll always get a great connection on Ting.

So, why the free Internet? It’s a part of a larger program to allow Charlottesville residents to experience gigabit outside of their homes. Ting is available at the places around town that make Charlottesville so special.

What other businesses have free Ting Wi-Fi? Here’s a list.