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Thanks for sharing your questions in the first Ting and Burlington open Q&A. We got some really great questions from the community. Check the archived AMA.
UPDATE: The Ting Letter of Intent (LOI, otherwise known as our bid) has been updated. Our commitment to Burlington as a whole is laid out more clearly and we’ve upped the ante by $2.5 million. See the updated letter of intent.
We’re Ting. It’s now public that we, via our parent company Tucows, are one of the companies bidding to become the steward of the BT fiber network. We’re happy things are out in the open. We don’t really go in for the whole cloak and dagger routine.
The reasons the network was put out to tender have been discussed at length. We’re not going to retread any of that ground except to acknowledge that the circumstances under which we’re being introduced to each other are less than ideal. We understand that many Burlingtonians would like to keep BT entirely locally owned. We understand that ambition. We appreciate the chance to put Ting and our community approach forward as the best of both worlds.
We aren’t looking at BT as an asset to be scooped up Monopoly-style. We look at Burlington, VT as the kind of forward-thinking community we love to be a part of.
We think that our community involvement, our customer-first approach and our commitment to the open Internet and net neutrality make Ting the right choice to work with BT to maintain the fiber network and continue to grow its footprint.