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Why fiber Internet? For our growing digital needs, of course.

Why fiber Internet

It might surprise you to know that today, the main backbone of the Internet in America is fiber. The undersea cables that connect the continents are fiber. Without fiber, the Internet becomes more like the Internot.

So why isn’t fiber to the home (FTTH) more widespread? The fiber gap exists because many ISPs rely on dated copper wiring to connect back to the network. Copper wiring was a purpose-built infrastructure for telephones and later, for cable TV. It wasn’t built with the Internet in mind. It has limited bandwidth, it’s slow relative to fiber and it suffers signal degradation over distances.

A fiber connection can increase home value

home value

Increase home value with a fiber Internet connection

Did you know fiber Internet can boost home value?

A 2015 study commissioned by the Fiber to the Home Council Americas (FTTH) found that the impact of fiber on property values can be more than three percent. On a $300,000 home, that’s a $9,000 boost.

A fiber connection has an impact on home prices similar to other home improvement projects. Many homeowners opt to renovate and upgrade their homes and properties. These improvements, like redoing the kitchen, putting in hardwood floors or investing in landscaping, can be attractive features to prospective home buyers.

The increase calculated by the FTTH study was $5,437, based on the value of an average US home. To put that boost in perspective, it’s equal to adding a fireplace, half of a bathroom or a quarter of a swimming pool. Not literally, of course; no one wants a quarter of a swimming pool.

Today, people are shopping for more than just curb appeal. They’re looking for a quality Internet connection.

Meet Ting Sandpoint City Manager, Kari Daarstad Saccomanno

Kari Daarstad Saccomanno

Meet Kari Daarstad Saccomanno

Meet Kari Daarstad Saccomanno, the City Manager for Ting here in Sandpoint.

Kari Daarstad SaccomannoKari will be the face of Ting Internet around town, attending community events, answering questions and sparking conversations about Ting’s crazy fast fiber. Kari will also work with local government and utilities to ensure smooth service and manage day-to-day business operations. She’s looking forward to working towards the long-term success of fiber Internet in her hometown along with the rest of Ting Team.

Our Ting Internet pricing promise

Ting Internet

What do you pay for Internet access at home?

Unless you’re already a Ting Internet customer (thanks!) it’s safe to assume it’s not the price you thought you were signing up for.

CES 2018 – Cord cutting favorites from the Consumers Electronic Show

CES 2018

New cord-cutting tech revealed at CES 2018

The Consumers Electronic Show, or CES, is like candy to the sweet tooth for anyone who loves the newest technology products. Everything from the best in smartphones and VR to the latest in dishwashers—it is all at CES 2018.

With over 100,000 attendees, it is also one of the largest trade shows in the United States. We were among those to attend this year’s Consumers Electronic Show in Los Vegas to preview some of its exciting products and services.

Here are some of the biggest cord cutting stories from CES 2018.

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.