Ting Inc.

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Ting Inc.
Type Subsidiary
IndustryInternet service provider
FoundedFebruary 2, 2012 (2012-02-02)
Parent Tucows
Website www.ting.com

Ting Inc. is an American internet service provider founded by Tucows in 2012. It originally consisted of Ting Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator, and Ting Internet, an internet service provider that offered gigabit fiber Internet. In August 2020, Ting Mobile was sold to Dish Wireless. Today, Tucows continues to provide the enablement software for Ting Mobile (via Wavelo) [2] and continues to operate Ting Internet independently. [3]


Ting Internet

Ting Internet is an American internet service provider. On December 15, 2014, Ting announced it was buying Blue Ridge Internetworks of Charlottesville, Virginia, which was already building fiber Internet. [4] They began offering symmetrical gigabit fiber internet without bandwidth caps. Since expanding the existing fiber network in Charlottesville, Ting has also launched a similar service in 13 other markets. As of April 2022, they service the following areas:

Ting's future expansion plans include Roaring Fork, Colorado. [6]

In May 2016, Ting Internet launched the Bring Your Own Router option, allowing customers to use Ting's optical network terminal at no additional cost, while pairing it with their own third party router.

In October 2021 Ting Internet announced Mural, a collection of local news about the arts and small businesses in their Ting Towns.

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