Ting Internet lights the first crazy fast fiber Internet home in Holly Springs, NC

Some of the fastest Internet available in North America comes to this North Carolina town, population 31,391

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C.--()--Ting, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), breaking with industry norms of announcing nebulous plans for gigabit fiber and then just kinda leaving it at that, is pleased to report that the first real Holly Springs customer just got real, crazy fast fiber Internet. Really.

“The Internet is central to everything we do, and we believe communities that take proactive steps toward getting better Internet infrastructure for their citizens set themselves up for the next phase of potential growth,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows.

Ting Internet first announced plans to bring crazy fast fiber Internet to Holly Springs, NC in October, 2015. Demand was assessed and mapped by way of $9 customer pre-orders and in June 2016, Ting announced that construction was about to begin in Phase 1, encompassing the neighborhoods of Holly Glen, Braxton Village and Holly Pointe.

Now, Phase 1 construction is complete and construction is underway in Phase 2 (Oak Hall, Windcrest, Morgan Park, Windward Pointe).

“We’re through the ‘dirt and hard work’ phase of construction here in Phase 1,” said Adam Eisner, VP Networks, Ting Internet. “While construction of the larger network in Holly Springs is ongoing, we’re very happy to be able to start getting people connected with crazy fast fiber Internet here, starting today.”

“Ting has demonstrated its commitment to Holly Springs, and that’s exactly what we look for when working with the private sector,” said 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.”

Ting Internet costs $89 per month for a home or $139 for a business. There is also a low cost, entry-level offering of $19 for 5/5 Mbps service. People pre-ordering Ting gigabit Internet unlock special discounts on installation, up to and including the full cost of residential installation ($200) plus additional credit that can be applied to the cost of the high speed wireless router ($199 up front or $9/mo).

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

About Tucows

Tucows is a provider of network access, domain names and other Internet services. Ting (ting.com) delivers mobile phone service and fixed Internet access with outstanding customer support. OpenSRS (opensrs.com) manages nearly 15 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 13,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (hover.com) 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 (tucows.com). Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.

Contacts

Ting
Media Contact
Ray Weiss, 1-443-451-7144
rweiss@weisspr.com
or
Investor Contact
Lawrence Chamberlain, 416-848-1457
lchamberlain@national.ca

Release Summary

Ting, a division of Tucows, has pulled the trigger on crazy fast fiber Internet in Holly Springs, NC as its first customer gets "lit" today. Phase 1 construction in Holly Springs is now complete.

Contacts

Ting
Media Contact
Ray Weiss, 1-443-451-7144
rweiss@weisspr.com
or
Investor Contact
Lawrence Chamberlain, 416-848-1457
lchamberlain@national.ca