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Announcing Phase 1 of 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.

Phase 1 of the Sandpoint fiber network construction begins

It’s been a long road, getting from there to here. It’s been a long time, but our time is finally here. We will see the dream come alive at last. We will touch the… ground. And then we’ll put conduit in the ground, and we’ll put fiber in that conduit and then we’ll bring the people of Sandpoint online with the crazy fast fiber Internet you’ve been waiting for. Yes, that is all a strained reference to the Diane Warren / Rod Stewart / Star Trek: Enterprise theme song. Apologies to all involved.

Construction will begin once the ground has thawed. We haven’t been sitting around waiting for fair weather though. The early phases of the build (the not actually physically building stuff phases) have been and are ongoing. Up to this point, it’s been all planning and logistics, design, purchasing and hiring as we gear up to break ground.

What is Ting Internet?

what is ting internet

What is Ting Internet?

Hey, we’re Ting. You may have met our team around town, seen one of our ads or heard about us coming soon to your neighborhood. Pleased to meet you. If you’re wondering what it is exactly we do, you’ve come to the right place.

Ting Internet is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that builds, lights and services fiber networks across the US.

Ting crazy fast fiber Internet is radically different from the old, slow and unreliable copper Internet connections we’re all used to. It stands to reason that Ting is radically different from the behemoth cable companies you’ve dealt with in the past.

The road to fiber: how fiber optic infrastructure gets built

fiber optic infrastructure

The most common question we get about Ting Internet is “when can I get it?” It speaks to the need for infrastructure much faster and more reliable than the old copper networks. Copper simply wasn’t designed to provide Internet access.

While we’d love to get the whole of North America wired (glassed?) up with the access it so sorely needs, it bears mentioning that fiber is a marathon, not a sprint.

The FCC plans to kill net neutrality. Here’s how to stop them

net neutrality

A brief overview of the FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality

Net neutrality seems to be on everyone’s mind right now as we steel ourselves for the FCC’s upcoming vote on December 14. It seems the top priority for these Trump-appointed FCC members is to overturn the net neutrality regulations that were hard won under the last administration. Next month’s vote to do just that is very likely to pass by a three-to-two margin.

Right now, the Internet is classified as a public utility under Title II. This allows each Internet user the ability to do what they want online, without preferential treatment given to some websites that would make them faster than others. That’s one of the biggest concerns, that without net neutrality, the Internet will become like two lanes of traffic: the high-speed lane in which the industry’s bigwigs and corporations pay for faster delivery speeds, and the throttled slow lane for everyone else, including startups and lesser-known companies that can’t afford the fast lane.

The positive impact of fiber Internet on the economy and business

fiber Internet

Fiber Internet brings community and local business benefits that go way beyond just crazy fast, reliable Internet, though it certainly brings that.

The day-to-day impact of higher Internet speeds and more efficient communications can have huge ramifications for all levels of business, from your local coffee shop to a big box store with dozens of employees.

Combating the cycle of poverty with C4K

Ting Works

Showcasing our community initiatives and involvement across our Ting Towns.

Ting Westminster internship

Did you know that youth from low-income households and communities are at a greater risk of living in poverty as adults?

These youth often have a more difficult time graduating high school and often aren’t as likely as middle class youth to attend college. This phenomenon is sometimes called the “cycle of poverty,” where, once a set of events or factors have set poverty into motion, theses circumstances are unlikely to change, even across generations. That is, unless there is some form of outside intervention.