Ting Internet gigabit fiber network build set to begin in Holly Springs, NC

Construction to begin before the end of the summer. Holly Glen area homes to be connected by the end of this year

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C., June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The journey of 1,000 miles of fiber infrastructure (and 1000 megabit Internet access) begins with a single subterranean boring operation. Or something like that.

After residents watched the Google Fiber crew pass their city by on their way to wire Raleigh-Durham, NC for gigabit Internet, Holly Glen will be the first neighborhood in Holly Springs, NC to get crazy fast fiber Internet.

“Internet speed and infrastructure is an issue that is on the national agenda,” says Elliot Noss, CEO of Ting and its parent company Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) (TSX:TC). “While it’s obviously very important to get major metros connected with fast fiber Internet, Ting Internet is proving that the fastest Internet access available isn’t just for city centers. Smaller cities and towns need faster, more reliable Internet too. Maybe even more so.”

Ting Internet is pleased to announce that Holly Glen and surrounding neighborhoods including Braxton Village, Holly Pointe and others, will be the first neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC to get gigabit fiber Internet.

“We go where we’re needed and wanted most,” says Adam Eisner, VP of Networks, Ting Internet. “We use pre-orders to determine where the strongest desire lies. Holly Glen reached that tipping point quickly and we’re eager to get started. By the end of 2016, we plan to have the first homes in Holly Glen connected with Ting crazy fast fiber Internet.”

The Ting Internet team publishes regular network build updates and major updates on the Ting Holly Springs page at ting.com/hollysprings.

“Ting has demonstrated its commitment to Holly Springs, and that’s exactly what we look for when working with the private sector,” says Holly Springs Mayor Dick Sears. “The citizens of Holly Springs deserve the best Internet access to allow them to telecommute, to inspire kids with the possibilities technology brings and to keep Holly Springs growing at the impressive pace we’ve been driving for the past several decades.”

Because Holly Springs’ explosive growth has been a relatively recent phenomenon, the majority of its infrastructure is underground. That’s where Ting fiber Internet infrastructure will live too.

Ting will be holding a public information session for the people of Holly Springs to meet members of the Ting team in person, to ask questions and to see what possibilities the best Internet access opens up.

Ting Internet installation costs vary by location but are not more than $200 for a home or $400 for an individual business. The Ting Internet Box, which doubles as a high speed wireless router, costs $199 up front or $9/mo. Ting symmetrical gigabit Internet costs $89/mo. for a home or $139/mo. for a business. There is also a low cost, non-core offering for $19/mo. for 5/5 Mbps service.

Ting executives are available for interviews.

About Tucows
Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS manages over fourteen million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on Tucows’ corporate website (http://tucows.com).


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