Ting Park and Wi-Fi: sharing access to drive-up Internet hotspots in your community
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This is a special update for the Sandpoint community. Our usual community updates will resume once we’re through this unprecedented COVID-19 situation.
Internet access is an essential service. The COVID-19 pandemic that we’re all weathering has made that abundantly clear.
As mentioned in our Ting Internet COVID-19 update and in the broader Tucows COVID-19 statement, the health and safety of our team, our customers and the community at large are our top priority. For this reason, we have suspended all Ting Internet indoor installations, here and elsewhere. We will reschedule installations as soon as it is safe to do so.
In the interim, Ting Internet, the City of Sandpoint and the Matchwood Brewing Company are working hard to ensure everyone has at least some access to the Internet. Our team has been working with the community and city officials to create drive-up free Internet access points in Ting Internet towns and cities.
The Ting Internet Sandpoint “Park and Wi-Fi” spot is:
City parking lot on the east side of Matchwood Brewing Company
Available from 6am-10pm
Please stay in your vehicles, minimize social interaction, maintain social distancing protocols and adhere to the suggestions made by your health officials.
Bring your laptops, tablets and phones and do what you need to do online. Teleconference from the car, check in on friends and family, or grab some online education resources to keep the kids going.
Ting around town
In a further effort to support the Sandpoint community, Ting Internet is donating $850 to the Bonner Community Food Bank to help those who need access to food supplies at this time.
To support our Sandpoint business community, we’re pre-purchasing gift cards from local businesses during this crisis and will be giving them away in current and future promotional activities in Sandpoint. These gift cards can be used when ordering delivery or pickup or can be saved for later use. Check out our Ting Sandpoint Facebook page to see how you can participate.
Make sure you visit our social media channels for the most up to date information. Help us spread some positivity on our Ting Sandpoint Facebook page and be eligible to win one year free streaming of your choice (Hulu, Netflix, Disney+, etc.)!
Again, we encourage everyone to stay home, maintain social distancing and stay safe. We’ll get through this together.
City Manager, Ting Sandpoint team