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What is a good upload speed? Why upload makes all the difference

what is a good upload speed

What is a good upload speed? This post will talk about the speed most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t advertise. We’re going to cover why upload speed matters and what a bad upload speed can impact in your day-to-day Internet experience.

Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit Internet. That means our advertised download speeds are equal to our upload speeds. We believe the answer to the question, what is a good upload speed? is: a symmetrical one.

Can you get gigabit speeds from copper cable? Or, Why DOCSIS 3.1 is BULLSHIS 2.0

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DOCSIS 3.1 or BULLSHIS 2.0?

You may have heard of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 as a fiber-rivaling technology that will bring gigabit speeds to homes already equipped with copper cable.

You may also have heard Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in your area advertising “gigabit speed” without having built fiber infrastructure.

For what it’s worth, DOCSIS 3.1 is an impressive hack that could satisfy a lot of people. Copper networks are more prevalent than fiber networks, there’s no denying that.

The real trouble comes when DOCSIS 3.1 is treated as a mitigation strategy and as a shortcut to gigabit, rather than investing in the upgrading of telecommunications networks to full fiber to the home (FTTH) Internet. AKA, the kind of work Ting does.

Our Internet needs have changed and old copper networks are struggling and breaking under the load. That’s why copper is the past and fiber is the future.

Looking for alternatives to Cable TV? Introducing YouTube TV

alternatives to cable tv

Cut the cord by finding alternatives to cable like YouTube TV

If you’re looking for alternatives to cable TV, you’re in luck because there are a growing number of live TV streaming services in the United States. One of the newer services, YouTube TV, is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about YouTube TV.

Working through the winter on the Sandpoint fiber network

Sandpoint fiber network

In our Sandpoint 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 Sandpoint community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

In our last progress report, we talked about the status of the Sandpoint fiber network. Ting is currently available for any home or business in all of Phase 1. If you want crazy fast fiber Internet, order Ting today.

If you live in Phase 2 and have been waiting for Ting, we wanted to let you know that we’ve started our first installations. Construction isn’t quite over yet, and we’ll be in the very early stages of installing those who pre-ordered Ting.

From live TV streaming to big mergers: five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019

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Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for cord cutting. Never before has it been so easy to cut the cord and still watch the shows you love. Now, 2019 looks like it will be even better for cord cutters.

Here are five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019.

Ting Internet in Sandpoint: a 2018 year in review

Year in review Sandpoint

Hey Sandpoint, this post will let you know what Ting Internet has been up to in your community over the past year. We announced construction would be starting last January, so we had a full year of building fiber and forging new community partnerships.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our Phase parties and community night at the Panida. We also loved meeting everyone year round all over town from fun runs to the Festival at Sandpoint and more.

This year we created a Ting Internet commercial for Sandpoint. Featuring music by local artists, the Shook Twins, we hope you recognize some of the landmarks and features that make Sandpoint so special.

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