Announcing Phase 3 of the Ting fiber network
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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.
Hey Sandpoint. In our last construction update, we talked about some of the weather challenges our crews were facing in building the fiber network. The good news is, yesterday was the first day of spring and warmer weather is just around the corner.
It seems fitting to announce the next phase of fiber construction, Phase 3, will begin in Sandpoint this spring. Hey Phase 3, welcome to the map!
Phase 3 addresses can expect a door hanger from Ting where we introduce ourselves and give you an idea of what construction will look like when our trucks roll in. You can also check out our blog post detailing fiber construction for more information.
Pre-order Ting by July 15, 2019
If you live in Phase 3 you can pre-order Ting and get free installation. Pre-order Ting to get $200 off your start up costs on our gigabit fiber Internet.
You can also pre-order Ting 5/5 for 5 Mbps upload and download. It’s a solid, really reliable connection, powered by fiber and can support the digital needs of a couple of people. If you pre-order Ting 5/5 before the deadline, you’ll get a $50 discount.
The deadline to pre-order in Phase 3 is July 15, 2019. Don’t delay!
An update on Phase 1 and 2 of the network
In Phase 2, we’re still working on wrapping up construction and are continuing to install customers in the area. If you pre-ordered or ordered Ting service, our team will call to book your installation appointment as soon as we’re ready to bring service to your address.
Didn’t see your neighborhood?
If your neighborhood isn’t one of our announced phases, we don’t have an ETA for fiber coming to you just yet. We publish construction updates every two months. Keep an eye on these construction updates for more information coming soon.
Your pre-order works like a vote for your neighborhood
Pre-orders can and do impact Ting fiber network build plans. Specifically, pre-orders help us determine the demand for Ting in certain neighborhoods. There’s a possibility that we’ll expand into neighboring areas like Ponderay, Dover and Kootenai after Sandpoint. We want to hear who wants fiber next.
That’s why we like to say that your $9 refundable pre-order works like a vote to bring fiber to your neighborhood. Don’t forget to pre-order and encourage your neighbors to do the same.
Ting around town
We had a blast bundling up for the Winter Carnival event, Parade of Lights on February 15. Did you see Ting at the parade? Thanks to all who braved the weather and came out!
We hosted a casual Smash Bro’s gaming night at Matchwood Brewery where we met with many local gamers. We had an amazing time meeting everyone and talking about how Ting can support gaming in Sandpoint.
We also sponsored breakfast at the 7B Woman’s Conference at the Sandpoint Center on March 7.
Ting will have a booth at the PBCA Home Garden Show on April 13 and 14 at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. We’ll also be at the Ponderay Rotary Duck Derby this April!
The Bonner County Economic Development Corporation hosted an introductory meeting between the Ting Sandpoint Team and the State of Idaho Department of Commerce. It was great to meet Department Director Tom Kealey and other members of staff and showing them around the Ting warehouse and office.
Ting is bringing fiber to Sandpoint, a community that might be overlooked by many incumbent providers because it’s not a major metropolis. Ting considers many factors when it brings fiber to a town, and to us, Sandpoint is emblematic of everything we look for in a Ting Town. It’s a community of self-starters and innovators who want to invest in tomorrow and future proof their businesses, homes, schools and more.
The Bonner County Economic Development Corporation plans to use Ting and Sandpoint’s story as they work alongside business owners and community leaders to bring more business to the area.