Ting brings 2-gigabit fibre network to Colorado Springs
The Ting Internet team on-site in Colorado Springs ( Credit: CNW Group/Tucows Inc.)
Ting Internet has brought its 2-gigabit fibre internet to Colorado Springs neighbourhoods.
The alternative provider already provides fibre broadband to Colorado residents and businesses across Centennial and the Western Slope, and now customers in Colorado Springs will be able to benefit with download and upload speeds of 2Gb/s.
The provider has also committed to offering 2-gigabit symmetrical internet to all Colorado Springs residents who qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) at no cost to them. This is expected to be rolled out to other markets across the country in the future.
Deb Walker, Community Engagement and Public Affairs Manager at Ting says: "We believe the internet is a crucial part of our day-to-day lives, it's a utility like water or electricity. While other internet service providers may throttle the network to different levels as a pricing strategy, we don't do that. If our network can support 2-gigabits, that's what we're giving our customers at one fair price."
Ting is an initial anchor tenant on the Colorado Springs Utilities network. Council Member Dave Donelson, Board Chair of Colorado Springs Utilities says: "The non-exclusive network with Ting and Colorado Springs Utilities is an example of what public-private partnerships can achieve in future-proofing our city while lessening the financial burden to our ratepayers. 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.”