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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: What’s to stop another provider trying to take over a Ting town?

Incumbents are taking notice in some Ting towns. What’s to stop them trying to lay fiber and compete on a more even playing field?

Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows, has a few thoughts on the fiber first-mover advantage. While there aren’t many others doing what we’re doing right now, there’s plenty of room for growth and competition.

Ting Unboxing and a giveaway: Samsung Galaxy S7

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 has improved on a tried and true formula to offer its best smartphone yet. Latest updates include a brand new camera, improved Snapdragon system chip, removable storage and a waterproof shell – no charging port cover required.

If you consider a 5 inch display to be the perfect phone size, you’ll love the Galaxy S7. Its 5.1 inch Quad HD display with 576 pixels per inch is fantastic, enclosed in rounded black glass and an aluminum frame that feels as exceptional as it looks.

Running the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow with a 3,000 mAh battery inside, the Galaxy S7 provides buttery smooth performance that’ll last a full day with ease.

Take a closer look at the Galaxy S7 in our unboxing below and through the Ting shop listing, currently available for purchase on the Ting CDMA (Sprint) network.

Ting is also giving away two brand new Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones! One giveaway is being hosted on the Ting Facebook page while the second is through our friends at Android Police. Learn more and enter to win on the respective pages.

Congrats to Patrick G, our lucky Facebook winner.

Ask an Exec: So, Sandpoint… are Ting execs into snow sports, by chance?

There’s no denying that Sandpoint, ID, at the foot of Schweitzer Mountain, is a beautiful place. Doubly so if you’re into snowboarding and skiing.

So, is there any truth to the rumor that Adam Eisner, Director of Ting Internet, picked Sandpoint just so he could expense sweet snow sport vacations? Or is there something more delicious afoot?

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.