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What is a good upload speed? Why upload makes all the difference

what is a good upload speed

What is a good upload speed? This post will talk about the speed most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t advertise. We’re going to cover why upload speed matters and what a bad upload speed can impact in your day-to-day Internet experience.

Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit Internet. That means our advertised download speeds are equal to our upload speeds. We believe the answer to the question, what is a good upload speed? is: a symmetrical one.

Can you get gigabit speeds from copper cable? Or, Why DOCSIS 3.1 is BULLSHIS 2.0

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DOCSIS 3.1 or BULLSHIS 2.0?

You may have heard of Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.1 as a fiber-rivaling technology that will bring gigabit speeds to homes already equipped with copper cable.

You may also have heard Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in your area advertising “gigabit speed” without having built fiber infrastructure.

For what it’s worth, DOCSIS 3.1 is an impressive hack that could satisfy a lot of people. Copper networks are more prevalent than fiber networks, there’s no denying that.

The real trouble comes when DOCSIS 3.1 is treated as a mitigation strategy and as a shortcut to gigabit, rather than investing in the upgrading of telecommunications networks to full fiber to the home (FTTH) Internet. AKA, the kind of work Ting does.

Our Internet needs have changed and old copper networks are struggling and breaking under the load. That’s why copper is the past and fiber is the future.

Looking for alternatives to Cable TV? Introducing YouTube TV

alternatives to cable tv

Cut the cord by finding alternatives to cable like YouTube TV

If you’re looking for alternatives to cable TV, you’re in luck because there are a growing number of live TV streaming services in the United States. One of the newer services, YouTube TV, is quickly becoming one of the most popular. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about YouTube TV.

An update for Phase 4 of the Westminster fiber build

Phase 4

In our Westminster 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 Westminster community. Check back regularly to keep up to date on the latest.

In our last construction update, we announced that Phase 3 addresses could get fiber Internet. We also talked a bit about construction progress in Phase 4.

An update for Phase 4

Construction continues in Phase 4 of the Westminster Fiber Network build. City crews are pulling fiber underground through conduit placed earlier in construction. They’re also splicing connections and placing drops.

Splicing is a process where a specialized piece of equipment called a splicer takes two pieces of fiber and fuses them together with a tiny and very nearly optically perfect laser weld.

A fiber drop is the last connection that gets your home wired directly to the network.

Remember, you can check out our list of fiber networking terms to get a full picture of the work the City of Westminster is doing in your neighborhood.

From live TV streaming to big mergers: five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019

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Looking back, 2018 was an amazing year for cord cutting. Never before has it been so easy to cut the cord and still watch the shows you love. Now, 2019 looks like it will be even better for cord cutters.

Here are five cord-cutting trends to watch for in 2019.

Ting Internet in Westminster: a 2018 year in review

Year in review - Westminster
Hey Westminster, this post will let you know what Ting Internet has been up to in your community over the past year. We kicked off Phase 3 construction last January and started work in Phase 4 in September. We’re pleased to report that Phase 3 has been officially lit and Phase 4 construction continues.

We’ve also been to a ton of events around town, and have had a blast meeting you all and chatting about crazy fast fiber Internet and what it can do for your homes and businesses. Thanks to everyone who attended the Phase 4 community party in October 2018. Ting donated $25 per person that attended to the Embrace Fund in support of Breast Cancer Month.

Year in review - Embrace Fund

Here are some other exciting Ting Internet highlights from 2018.

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