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The Virginia Film Festival


Ting had the pleasure of attending two events at the Virginia Film Festival last Saturday. To kick things off, Family Day was a blast with viewings of a collection of short Pixar films and celebrations for the anniversary of the 1995 Universal Pictures classic, Babe.

The children were excited to visit the Ting booth where we were painting faces and giving away balloons. To keep the kids from going crazy with boredom while they waited in line to get their faces painted, Thomas Roper of Ting’s Partnership Team engaged them by teaching why helium makes balloons float.

We spoke to several parents about Ting Internet and mobile services. Many knew of Ting but had yet to explore what we could offer them. Thomas and our ambassadors spoke about the benefits of crazy fast fiber Internet in Charlottesville. Lots of people had questions about the areas we service and if we would be expanding to their neighborhoods. Some signed up to receive updates when we do expand. Overall, the Family Day event was a lot of fun for everyone, young and old.


The second event we attended was for the screening of the film Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith of Downton Abby fame. There, we were forewarned by Paramount’s staff that 500 people would be attending the screening. The Ting ambassadors lined along the entrance of the theater where we had the opportunity to speak with those who attended about fiber and the value it adds to homes.

Sadly, our time was limited since the last film let out late, but we did enjoy meeting so many of our neighbors and making new friends. Thanks for having us, Virginia Film Festival! And thanks to all of you for coming out and making the day one to remember.