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.
Where you can get fiber: an update on Westminster construction
In this post, we’ll talk a bit about where the network is live and ready for homes and businesses to connect. We’ll also give you a sneak peek at the rest of the build.
Don’t forget, the following areas have fiber-optic Internet service and can get connected to the network today.
Pilot Phase, Phases 1 and Phase 2
If you live in these areas, you can order Ting gigabit or Ting 10/10 service now and get the fastest Internet around.
There are two things you have to do
The City of Westminster is building the network and Ting is the service provider. First, sign your access agreement with the City and then you can sign up for Ting.
Phase 3 construction has begun!
As for Phase 3, network construction has begun! Southern Maryland Cable is the contractor for the City and they’re headed to the west end of Downtown first. This will bring fiber-optic Internet service to businesses and residences in Phase 3.
Remember, if you live or work in Phase 3 and you want crazy fast Internet, you have to do two things:
Looking to Phase 4
The City of Westminster expects to begin construction on Phase 4 near the end of the year. We’ll post an announcement on our blog and let you know when construction starts.
Don’t miss out: pre-order Ting
If you’re located in Phase 3 or Phase 4 and want fiber Internet, pre-order Ting today. A pre-order costs $9 and comes with perks.
Pre-order Ting gigabit and get $200 off your startup costs (including installation and your first bill).
Pre-order Ting 10/10 and get $50 off your startup costs (including installation and your first bill).
Be one of the first to get installed when we start lighting up your neighborhood.
Ting Internet customers can refer their friends, family and neighbors to Ting. Score free service for every successful referral and give your friends and family a discount on Ting gigabit or Ting 10/10.
If you’re a Ting customer, tell your family and friends to mention your name when they sign up for Ting. They’ll get $99 off Ting gigabit or $25 off Ting 10/10.
Ting customers get one month of free service for every successful referral!
Community events and updates
The last few months were all about the holidays in Westminster. Here’s what Ting got up to in your community.
We participated in a bunch of events around town. First, our talented Marketing Specialist, Patrick Garvey created a wreath for the Annual Festival of Wreaths. We were happy to do our part to support this great event that benefits the Carroll County Art Council.
We also had a great time at the Miracle on Main Street parade. We even had our very own Ting float.
Finally, our Ting Makerspace hosted several workshops where families could come out to paint and engrave their own holiday ornaments. All in all, it was a fun, festive time!
We have launched a new website for the Ting Makerspace. Make sure to visit www.tingmakerspace.com to learn about the Makerspace tools, tech, memberships and more. Don’t forget to follow the Makerspace on Facebook so you can find out when we host workshops, tutorials and demos.
In the spirit of giving, we’ve launched our Ting Works program. Ting Works is all about showcasing some of our community partnerships across our Ting Towns. From internships with McDaniel college to the creation of a makerspace, Ting has been up to some exciting community projects right here in Westminster.