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Streaming services can save cord-cutting schools money

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Streaming services for the classroom

streaming servicesWhat do you think about saving tax-payer dollars by bringing streaming services to the classroom? Cord cutting has been skyrocketing in popularity as recent studies have found cord cutting can save the consumer over $1,000 a year. Now, what about schools? Can they too benefit from cord cutting? As budgets become tight, many schools are considering cutting their TV bills. However, they are still looking for ways to bring video into the classroom as a teaching tool.

The problem is most streaming services don’t include legal rights to stream their content into a classroom. Technically, showing Netflix or Sling TV in a classroom breaks the terms of service as it does not include an additional fee for a public display license. Streaming Netflix or Sling TV content into classrooms will raise the risk of future legal action.

You’ll be glad to learn that there are several streaming services, both free and subscription-based, that can help make learning more fun. Let’s look at a few of our favorite options built especially with classroom learning in mind.

A few fiber optic cable networking terms

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Mystified by fiber optic cable terminology?

fiber optic cableWe try our best to avoid industry jargon. There are certain concepts, though, where jargon is the only concise way to say a thing. “Fiber blowing,” for example, beats “shoot air down a tube to reduce friction such that a fiber optic cable can be pushed as opposed to pulled through the conduit, lessening the risk of damage.”

We’ll continue to avoid jargon. That said, if your interest in the building out of a fiber network goes beyond “when will it be in my neighborhood?” there are a few terms and concepts it would be beneficial to understand.

So you’ve just ordered Ting Internet. What now?

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Thanks for placing your order with Ting. We’re excited for you to get your hands on a fiber connection and see what it can do.

If you haven’t heard from our team already, expect a call from them soon to set up your appointment and get the ball rolling.

It all begins with a fiber drop. A fiber drop is the last bit of fiber that gets you connected directly to the network. You don’t need to be home when your fiber drop is installed in the path pre-marked by construction workers.

Our guide to the best streaming TV services for traveling

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Summer is officially here and for many, that means traveling. Whether that is to a beach house, camping, or a week at the cottage, the good news is you can take your streaming with you. If you’ve been looking for the best streaming TV on the Internet, this guide’s for you.

I often travel for work and rather than hoping the hotel has a good TV lineup, I take a streaming player with me to watch my favorite shows on the road.

That raises the question, which of the many live TV streaming services is best for travelers? Well, the truth is, what’s right for me may not be right for you. We’ll break down each service’s rules and let you pick and choose the ones you like.

The best streaming TV service for traveling is…

Internet of Things technology: the future of connected machines

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Let’s talk about Internet of Things technology

Data demands are not limited to computers and phones, but other devices connected to those primary devices. What are those devices and how can they help us? How much data do they really demand? We hope to answer those questions and more here on the Ting blog as we explore Internet of Things technology.

So you’ve just pre-ordered Ting Internet. What now?

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Thanks for placing your pre-order with Ting. Pre-ordering is more than a waitlist, it’s like a vote for your neighborhood to get fiber first. Your pre-order also gets you all the relevant discounts for your Ting connection once we’re ready to light up your neighborhood.

This post will detail what you can do while you wait for fiber to come to your neighborhood. But first, here’s a little information on why you might have to wait a bit before we’re ready to light up your home or business.