Fiber-optic internet network arriving in Encinitas
Encinitas has become the 13th city in the United States to receive Ting Internet’s “crazy fast” fiber internet.
Ting Internet, a division of Tucows, provides the speed and reliability of a gigabit fiber-optic internet. Encinitas will become the fourth market in California with access to Ting Internet, accompanied by Culver City, Fullerton and Solana Beach.
“California cities and their residents have shown a strong desire for better internet options,” said Monica Webb, head of market development for Ting Internet in a news release. “The pandemic only heightened Californians’ need for the speed and reliability that fiber internet offers, to keep up with online requirements for work, business, school and life. Ting will be the first fiber internet option in Encinitas and this infrastructure will be a vital advancement for the community.”
Ting partner, Netly, is leading the city-wide fiber build, which will pass nearly 50,000 addresses, providing residents and businesses access to Ting Internet service in summer 2021.
“As a longtime resident of Encinitas, I am thrilled to be partnering with Ting to introduce a reliable fiber-optic internet service in our area,” said Jack Demers, founder of Netly. “More than ever, our residents are working, learning, and spending their downtime at home, and they rely on fast internet to do so. Investing in fiber infrastructure is another step forward for Encinitas to elevate the services within our community.”
Netly funds the fiber infrastructure build throughout the city—there is no cost to residents or the municipality. When customers sign-up for Ting Internet, the cost to connect fiber to-the-home is factored into the installation fee and permits are granted by the City of Encinitas.
Netly works with residents to place the fiber cables where it makes the most sense. During service installation, the customer and the technician will work together to find an appropriate path for the fiber, based on final service location and physical limitations.
“We strive to ensure minimal disruption for residents during the city-wide installation process,” said Netly in a statement.
Any concerns during construction can be submitted to Ting Internet and Netly through Ting’s Help Desk.
Locals can now visit ting.com/encinitas to pre-order Ting fiber internet and follow along for key community updates. Encinitas residents who pre-order internet services will receive a free standard installation and one free month of service.
Pricing for Ting Internet’s symmetrical gigabit fiber internet starts at $89 per month for home internet service and $139 per month for business gigabit internet. Installations and pricing customized to local business needs can be discussed with the Ting Internet Enterprise team.
For more information on Ting Internet visit ting.com/Internet.
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