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Will there ever be more competition in home Internet service?

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Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.

Will there be more home Internet service competition in the near future?

The great R. Kelly once said, “The greatest competition is, well, me.” Who knows what he’s talking about, but we can assure you Ting doesn’t think this way. I mean, if we did, there’d be no Ting Internet.


Monica Webb, Ting Internet’s Government Relations, points out that there’s a hunger for better Internet in America. However, many municipalities aren’t being served by the incumbents, and as a result are looking to private providers, like Ting, for help building out faster networks.

And if those efforts are being thwarted by legacy providers, you can step in and help by writing, emailing or calling your elected officials at the state level.

Together, we can fly like fiber Internet eagles… into the future.

Is there any way a neighborhood can accelerate the process of getting fiber installed?

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Whether a member of the Ting team or the mayor of a Ting town, we put your questions in front of smart people.

What’s the quickest route to getting fiber installed in our neighborhood?

If transparency was a color, it would be our favorite. It’s also why we enjoy answering questions from our customers.

For instance, Humphrey Lui from Charlottesville asks, “Is there any way a neighborhood can accelerate the process of getting fiber installed?”

Adam Eisner, VP of Internet, explains that while Ting is making great strides in getting all of downtown Charlottesville set up for crazy fast fiber Internet, areas around the city will take a little more work due to HOA’s and other factors.

That said, Monica Webb, Ting Internet’s Government Relations, says the best way to get your neighborhood noticed is by pre-ordering at ting.com/internet.

So now might be the time to start a grassroots movement for crazy fast fiber Internet.

How do the changes to net neutrality affect MVNOs like Ting?

Ask an Exec is back!

A little over a month ago, we asked our Facebook community to leave a burning question for the Ting executive team. After selecting some of the best comments, we put Ting CEO Elliot Noss on the hot seat to respond!

The first question of our brand new batch comes from Enoch L, who wonders how the changes to net neutrality will affect MVNOs like Ting.

A Month with the Moto G5 Plus

The Moto G5 Plus is the best phone you can get for $300.

There, I said it, and certainly not just because the Moto G5 Plus is available in the Ting shop.

I liked the Moto G5 Plus when I first clapped eyes on the still images. The tech specs, materials and build quality seemed on point (confirmed). Rare but very welcome features like expandable storage were present and accounted for.

Anticipation grew as we learned more about the phone leading up to the launch.

Speaking of which, Moto took a very different approach to launching the Moto G5 Plus; it went to the smaller carriers rather than the big ones. It took the phone to carriers like Ting, who’d appreciate the value proposition rather than big guys who might lament the relatively small price and thin margins.

Unboxing the Moto G5 Plus

We received a Moto G5 Plus in advance of the launch and gave it our unboxing treatment below.

What can gigabit Internet do for your city?

Ting Internet has been proudly sponsoring Charlottesville’s Tom Tom Founders Festival since we first arrived in town. This year, our CEO Elliot Noss, was invited to speak on a panel discussing what fiber Internet can do for a city. Joining him is Mayor Andy Berke of Chattanooga, the city to watch for how the best Internet access improves cities; Sheila Dugan of GovEx at Johns Hopkins University and Aimee Meacham of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The panel discussion was moderated by Deb Socia of Next Century Cities.

It’s a lively discussion that covers everything from public/private partnerships to over-the-air Internet.

Apologies for the audio quality. This panel discussion took place in a room where a loud air conditioner was competing for everyone’s attention. We eliminated the noise as much as we could.

This was not our first time speaking with Deb Socia. Check out our interview with her from two years ago at the fiber lighting ceremony in Westminster, MD.

Opera Max can reduce your cellular data usage by up to 50%

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The latest Ting Download helps you save on your cell phone bill without requiring any sort of effort.

Opera Max is a free app that automatically reduces your cellular data usage up to 50% by compressing data downloaded over the mobile network. It works with the majority of popular apps, including Instagram, Google Chrome, Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and Netflix. We’ve also tested Pokemon Go and noticed some savings – it’s minimal (18.8 MB used with 0.7 MB in savings), but it all adds up!

You can also manage your apps’ mobile data access (like restricting foreground or background data), monitor your data consumption within each app and much more.

Opera Max is currently only available for Android smartphones. For a similar app on iOS, check out Onavo Extend.

 

You might also be interested in learning how to do more with your smartphone without paying more for data. And if you’re looking for even more ways to save money on your next bill, check out our complete guide on ways to lower mobile data usage.