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Meet Ting Sandpoint Marketing Specialist, Autumn Whitley

Autumn Whitley

Meet Autumn Whitley

Autumn WhitleyMeet Ting’s Marketing Specialist for Sandpoint, Autumn Whitley. Autumn will be the creative mind behind Ting events in Sandpoint as well as sponsorships and partnerships within the community.

Autumn will be available to chat about Ting fiber Internet at our local events. You’ll be able to find her at the Ting tent! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on our Twitter and Facebook to see which local events we’ll be attending and participating in.

“I love being a member of the community.”

Growing up, Autumn’s family traveled throughout the United States while she trained as a gymnast. Once the family visited Sandpoint, they decided to make the town their new home.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue her studies, Autumn chose to return to her hometown. She’s struck with the generous spirit of the Sandpoint community, as well as the kindness of others.

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.