Ting Internet in Charlottesville: a 2018 year in review
Christine Ottoni • December 12, 2018
Hey Charlottesville, this post will let you know what Ting Internet has been up to in your community over the past year. We wrapped up our construction work in Redfields and Fontana and also worked on upgrading the network in Fry’s Spring.
In 2019, we’ll be continuing our work in Fry’s Spring and upgrading the network in Belmont, bringing more capacity to the neighborhood. We’ll also be kicking off underground construction in Johnson Village with a lot more in store. Stay tuned and keep an eye here on the Ting Cville blog for more news.
This year our team partnered with UVA Athletics to bring Ting powered Wi-Fi to Scott Stadium and John Paul Jones Arena. Now, fans can get online for free and share their gameday experience on a cutting edge, fiber-powered wireless network.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our customer appreciation events, like our free movies at the Paramount, or who stopped by the Ting tent at events around town to chat with our team.
Tom Tom 2018: chatting with crazy fast fiber Internet customers
This year at the Tom Tom Founders Festival, we had the chance to catch up with some crazy fast fiber Internet customers and see what they had to say about their Ting connection.
A few community partnerships
This year, the Pie Chest joined our Friends of Ting program. They have a crazy fast fiber Internet connection to help run their business, plus customers can get on the Wi-Fi for free. The Front Porch also joined the Friends of Ting. They’re a non-profit dedicated to musical education and experiences in traditional, roots and folk music and dance.
McGuffey Art Center also got hooked up with Ting Internet. McGuffey artists in residence and visitors can now harness the power of gigabit every day. We also met up with Light House Studio and talked about their Ting Internet connection. Light House Studio is a non-profit that helps local youth create films and be active storytelling participants in their community.
Sponsorships around town
There were a ton of events and initiatives Ting was involved in this year. Here are some of the highlights.
This past spring, Ting sponsored Creative Mornings Charlottesville and Chalk Charlottesville. Ting also sponsored the fourth annual MSC Truck Touch and CBIC’s Tech-on-Tap events and annual Awards Gala.
This summer, Ting sponsored the Tom Sox baseball team, the Charlottesville Back to School Bash and Light House Studio’s youth film festival. Ting was also a presenting sponsor of Computers4Kids Annual Showcase and the Cville Family Jams summer concert series at Fry’s Spring Beach Club. Each concert benefiting a local non-profit organization.
This fall, the Ting Team built eight neighborhood library boxes for Cale Elementary for the United Way Day of Caring. The Ting Team also hosted Charlottesville High School students as part of the CBIC Tech Tour.
Ting presented Charlottesville’s 21st Grand Illumination alongside the City of Charlottesville and UVA Community Credit Union. We hosted our customers at a VIP patio at The Fitzroy during the tree lighting. We also sponsored the Santa Fun Run benefiting Arc of the Piedmont.
Ting TV coming soon
In June, we announced that Ting TV would be launching in Ting Towns across the US. You can sign up for updates and stay in the know about Ting TV while we keep working on developing an awesome TV product, powered by Ting fiber.
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