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Ting Internet. Next stop: Centennial, Colorado

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Centennial, Colorado has the greatest the great outdoors has to offer right at its doorstep. It boasts beautiful views of the Front Range and with those mountains, amazing skiing and snowboarding nearby. That said, this is no quiet mountain town.

Centennial is all about business. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. The City itself is quick and efficient.

We, as humans, are excited about the possibilities presented by the beauty that’s all around Centennial. We, as a business that mirrors the same values of agility and efficiency, are excited about the mutual opportunity that’s here.

Holly Springs, meet City Manager, Todd Rubin

Ting Guy

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Meet Ting’s new City Manager for Holly Springs, Todd Rubin.

He wants to be known around town as the “Ting Guy.” So as the face of Ting, he’ll be attending community events and he’ll be sparking conversations about high-speed fiber Internet. He’ll be the one to talk to if you’re curious about the work Ting is doing here in Holly Springs. He’ll also be liaising with local government, utilities and other representatives so things continue to run smoothly with the network roll-out.

He certainly has his work cut out for him as fiber network construction has begun and pre-orders continue to flow in. But we feel Todd’s got what it takes to be an outstanding ambassador for the Ting brand — as well as for the town of Holly Springs — since he’s passionate about both.

Fiber network construction begins here in Holly Springs

The pre-orders keep flowing in and the votes (AKA pre-orders) have been tallied. The first neighborhood to get Ting’s crazy fast fiber Internet will be (drumroll please)…

Beautiful Holly Glen

Beautiful Holly Glen will be the first Holly Springs neighborhood where we’ll begin installing fiber. Construction will begin in August. Our initial roll-out plans cover a larger area than just Holly Glen: surrounding neighborhoods including Holly Pointe and Braxton Village. And we’re just getting started!

The first Ting Makerspace is live in Westminster, MD

We’re pleased to announce that our first makerspace is live in Ting town, Westminster, MD! The workshop will be open and available to the public this fall. Updates to come.

We’ll be bringing this innovative community resource to each Ting Internet town that doesn’t already have a makerspace. We’ll provide access to amazing tech tools like a 3D printer, CNC router, Arduino boards — everything one might need to experiment with a computer or electronics project, including crazy fast fiber Internet.

Check out the video of our grand opening to learn more about the technology we’ll be using and see some of the tools in action.

Ask an Exec: How can a town make itself more attractive to a fiber ISP?

Fiber infrastructure is the new major highway project, connecting smaller cities and towns to the world and leveling the playing field. Stands to reason, cities and towns across the US want it.

So, how does a town make itself more attractive to a fiber Internet provider like Ting or Google Fiber? Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows, has a few ideas to share. For starters, towns need to know their municipal assets and access policies. Towns should also be coming to the discussion with the sense that crazy fast fiber Internet is a thing they need in order to keep pace; Ting doesn’t want to spend a lot of time convincing people that symmetrical gigabit Internet is important infrastructure.

Ask an Exec: Why does Ting Internet require $9 to pre-order?

In a Ting Internet town, we use pre-orders to gauge demand and guide the network build. So, why does Ting Internet require $9 to place a pre-order? Why not just take an email address or some other expression of interest and call it good?

Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows, can speak to that. Essentially, we’re using the $9 pre-orders to measure real intention, which helps us plan where to begin building the network by identifying areas with the most interest. This blog post takes a slightly deeper dive into the subject.