April 30, 2018 — FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ting, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) is pleased to announce that Fuquay-Varina will be the next town to get crazy fast fiber Internet from Ting.
Ting Internet continues its commitment to bringing dedicated, symmetrical, gigabit, fiber optic Internet infrastructure and the fastest Internet access to forward thinking towns and cities that need and want it.
Ting has an established market in neighboring Holly Springs, NC. Building the network in Fuquay-Varina will leverage the existing Holly Springs operation. This will enable Ting to break ground in Fuquay-Varina much faster than might otherwise be possible.
“Fuquay-Varina is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina. High-speed fiber optic broadband is the key to modern communications, economic growth, and access to a world of opportunities. Having Ting bring ‘crazy fast fiber Internet’ to Fuquay-Varina is very positive for our fast-growing town. It provides greater choices for citizens to connect to the Internet and helps the town prepare for the future,” said Mayor John W. Byrne.
Ting’s expansion into Fuquay-Varina was driven in large part by interest from residents, and by their proactive city government.
“Over the past 15 months, the Town of Fuquay-Varina has been building a fiber network to ensure that town facilities have sufficient network capacity to meet needs now and in the future,” said Town Manager Adam Mitchell. “Taking a proactive approach to planning and investing in fiber infrastructure has made the town attractive to service providers. We are excited that Ting is coming to Fuquay-Varina.”
“I regularly meet residents from Fuquay-Varina at Ting events in Holly Springs. They are frustrated with their existing Internet options and often ask if Ting will expand to serve Fuquay-Varina,” said Todd Rubin, Area Manager for Ting. “Likewise, Fuquay-Varina has everything we love about a town. It’s smart, it’s growing, and there’s an entrepreneurial spirit here. We can’t wait to get started.”
Ting expects to light the first customer on its crazy fast fiber network in Fuquay-Varina before the end of the year.
Fuquay-Varina residents can pre-order Ting crazy fast fiber Internet now. Ting Internet uses a pre-order system to gauge interest, which in turn can shape the direction network design and construction takes. A $9, one-time pre-order is returned as a credit on a customer’s first Ting bill. Pre-orders can also be refunded at any time. Pre-ordering secures the best possible break on start-up costs, up to and including the full cost of installation.
Construction will begin this summer and will run in neighborhood phases. These construction phases will be announced on the dedicated Fuquay-Varina Ting Town page at ting.com/fuquayvarina. This page will be updated regularly as milestones are reached. Ting Fuquay-Varina can also be found on social media (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram).
Ting Internet offers symmetrical gigabit fiber Internet for residential, small business, and enterprise customers. Home gigabit Internet costs $89 a month. Business gigabit Internet costs $139 a month. Enterprise Internet costs are discussed on an individual case basis.
Ting Internet pursues arrangements with MDUs (multiple dwelling units, buildings that normal people usually call apartments or condos) in Ting Towns, including arrangements where Ting crazy fast fiber Internet is an included amenity for residents.