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Continued progress on the Westminster fiber network and a Ting Internet community update

Westminster fiber network

In our Westminster progress reports, we offer as much information as we possibly can on the fiber network build process. We’ll also talk about Ting events, promotions and some of the work we’re doing in the Westminster community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

In our last construction update, we talked about the work being done to bridge Phase 3 to the rest of the network as well as future plans to expand into Phase 4.

Today, we’re pleased to report that the city is making steady progress on construction in Phase 3. It’s also been a busy past couple of months for the Ting team and we’re excited to share what we’ve been up to here in Westminster.

A construction update for Phase 3 of Westminster’s fiber network

construction update

In our Westminster progress reports, we offer as much information as we possibly can on the fiber network build process. We’ll also talk about Ting events, promotions and some of the work we’re doing in the Westminster community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

Fiber network construction update

We’ve had a lot of questions the last little while about the construction happening on Sullivan Road. If you’ve been wondering what we’re up to, watch the video below where Ting Westminster City Manager, Val Giovagnoni talks about how this work is bridging two parts of the network, our live areas to Phase 3. It’s worth mentioning that this work won’t be changing our current expansion plans.

Here’s where you can get crazy fast fiber Internet in Westminster

Westminster Construction

In our Westminster progress reports, we offer as much information as we possibly can on the fiber network build process. We’ll also talk about Ting events, promotions and some of the work we’re doing in the Westminster community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

Where you can get fiber: an update on Westminster construction

In this post, we’ll talk a bit about where the network is live and ready for homes and businesses to connect. We’ll also give you a sneak peek at the rest of the build.

Don’t forget, the following areas have fiber-optic Internet service and can get connected to the network today.

Westminster construction update: what we’ve been up to and where we’re headed next

Westminster construction update

Westminster construction update

This post will catch you up on the construction status of the fiber network in Westminster and let you know what areas can currently get crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting.

Ting completed constructing, installing and lighting of a new a new redundant backhaul connection for the Westminster Fiber Network.

A redundant backhaul connection is basically an alternate route to the larger Internet. It’s what will prevent unavoidable infrastructure issues (like an accidentally severed line) by providing a detour that Internet traffic can use. A redundant backhaul accepts the overflow in the case the main highway is closed because of an accident.

Building reliable redundancy for Westminster

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We don’t think much about how the Internet gets to our homes.

Well, I mean, we here at Ting do. We think about it all the time.

We, in the collective sense, as citizens and users of the Internet, don’t. Unless our access to the Internet goes away. Then we have some questions that deserve answers.

Since Ting brought the first fiber customer online in Westminster back in August 2015, we have faced some challenges. Some of those challenges have become network outages. We’d say more outages than we’d like but one outage is more than we’d like.

Network growing pains.

Construction is underway in Westminster

You’ve probably already seen the construction crews around town, dropping conduit in the ground alongside roads to build the Westminster Fiber Network.

That’s great news because with each foot of conduit that goes into the ground, the municipal fiber network is one foot closer to completion.

It’s not great news for fence-sitters, though: The window for Phase 1 to pre-order Ting crazy fast fiber Internet is swinging shut and on December 1, 2016, it will close for good for phase 1 neighborhoods: Stoneridge Overlook, Bolton Hill, Cliveden Reach, Whispering Meadows, Village of Meadow Creek. It’s not like you can’t get Ting Internet after that date (that would not be a very sustainable business model) but the unprecedented discounts on gigabit fiber Internet offered to pre-orders will go away.

“Unprecedented discounts on gigabit fiber Internet,” you say? Indeed. $200 to apply to the $99 installation cost with the remainder ($101) going toward purchase of the Ting Internet Box ($200) or to put toward your monthly Ting gigabit Internet service. Just check your address and place a pre-order before December 1, 2016 to lock in these discounts.

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So what’s happening with the fiber network?

The crews you’ve seen around town are laying conduit. That’s the rigid tubing that routes and protects the thin glass strands that actually connect homes and businesses to the larger Internet.

If you follow these things, you may have heard that global demand for fiber is currently outstripping supply. While that affirms the strategic move the City made by choosing to build the Westminster Fiber Network, it does complicate things somewhat. That said, Westminster’s fiber is on its way and will arrive soon.

The fact the fiber hasn’t yet arrived isn’t holding up construction of the network at this point; conduit is going into the ground every day. As soon as your fiber arrives on the scene, the team will carefully pull it through the conduit that’s already in the ground.

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