As the first anchor tenant on the Colorado Springs Utilities network, Ting lights up the largest market to date, bringing fast, reliable fiber internet to local residents
COLORADO FEATHER, Colo., 15 August 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Internet of Thingsa division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX ) (TSX: TC ), has announced that its 2-gigabit fiber internet is now available initially Colorado Springs quarters.
Known for its world-class customer support and dedication to the communities in which it operates, Ting already delivers lightning-fast, low-latency, ultra-reliable internet to Colorado residents and businesses across Centennial and the Western Slope. Customers in Colorado Springs will now be able to sign up for Ting’s 2-gigabit fiber internet 89 USD per month, giving both download and upload speeds of 2,000 megabits per second (Mbps).
“At Ting, we believe that the Internet is a vital part of our daily lives – it is a utility like water or electricity. While other ISPs may throttle the network to various levels as a pricing strategy, we do not. If our network can support 2-gigabit, that’s what we give our customers at one reasonable price,” says Deb Walker, Community Engagement and Public Affairs Manager, Ting. “As a resident of Colorado SpringsI am proud to be part of the team bringing this world-class offering to my own community and providing fiber internet service throughout our city.”
In an industry-leading offer, Ting will also offer 2-gigabit symmetrical internet to everyone Colorado Springs residents who qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) at no cost to them. Although currently only available in select markets, Ting expects to eventually roll out the 2-gigabit ACP offering to its markets across the country, making a tangible difference in bridging the digital divide by providing access to thousands of residents for fast, reliable internet at no cost.
“Colorado Springs Utilities is laying the foundation for our digital future with our fiber network upgrade. It will allow us to continue to provide safe, reliable utility services as technologies, tools and customer expectations continue to evolve,” says Lock-in agreement, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities. “Today, we’re excited to see Ting, our original anchor tenant, leverage the same fiber infrastructure to bring even more value and choice to our city.”
Ting was identified as the initial anchor tenant on a citywide fiber network owned by Colorado Springs Utilities in early 2022. Serves one of Colorado’s most populous cities, the municipal utility has built next-generation fiber infrastructure that will advance opportunity and improve technological resilience throughout society for decades to come. Once complete, the network expects to serve over 200,000 addresses across the entire community, bringing modern fiber infrastructure to all Colorado Springs.
Ting’s fiber internet is currently available in Northeast neighborhoods and is steadily expanding across all Colorado Springswith full municipal access expected by the end of 2028.
Residents of Colorado Springs can visit things.com/coloradosprings to find more information about availability and search their address to either order or pre-order service. Fully customized plans for business, enterprise and bulk services are also available and can be set up with the Ting Enterprise team.
“The non-exclusive network with Ting and Colorado Springs Utilities is an example of what public-private partnerships can accomplish to future-proof our city while reducing the financial burden on our ratepayers,” said Councilman Dave Donelson, Colorado Springs Utilities Board Chairman . “As leaders of this community, we must continue to identify solutions that not only make good ‘business sense,’ but also provide the foundation to support our families and businesses.”
Anyone Colorado Springs customers who pre-order Ting Internet can also immediately get unlimited Ting Mobile 10 USD month per line, an offer available to all Ting internet customers. More details can be found under the Products tab at things.com/coloradosprings.
For more information about the Internet of Things, its services, pricing or regular updates, please visit things.com/coloradosprings.
About the Internet of Things
Ting Internet provides blazing fast fiber internet in selected US cities. Ting Internet is committed to net neutrality and the open internet. More than that, we are committed to being a part of improving the communities we serve by supporting and championing local good deeds. The Internet of Things sponsors local programs, events, foundations, festivals, charities and public services everywhere we go, investing in the future of the cities we serve.
Tucows helps connect more people for the benefit of Internet access through communication service technology, domain services and fiber optic Internet infrastructure. Thing (https://thing.com) provides fixed fiber internet access with excellent customer support. Wavelo (https://wavelo.com) is a telecommunications software package for service providers that simplifies the management of mobile and Internet network access; delivery, billing and subscriptions; developer tools; and more. Tucow’s domains (https://tucowsdomains.com) manages approximately 24 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 35,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hold the mouse (https://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucow’s corporate website (https://tucows.com).
Tucows, Ting, Wavelo and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.
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