Westminster, MD Chooses Ting to Provide Service on its Fiber Network

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WESTMINSTER, MD — The city of Westminster, Md. has chosen Ting to be the network operator and first service provider on their city-owned fiber optic network. Located in Carroll County, about 35 miles outside of Baltimore, Westminster is home to about 20,000 people and 3,000 businesses, and even has an astronomical observatory under construction. Residents got tired of waiting for a cable or telephone to bring a fiber network into their community. They believed that super fast Internet could bring and grow businesses, create jobs, increase property values and improve the quality of life for all residents. They also realized that infrastructure that is crucial to the city, and likely will be for the next hundred years, should rightly be owned by the city.

So, they secured a budget, mapped out the Westminster Fiber Network, which will initially reach approximately 9,000 homes and 500 businesses and began digging this past October.

Next they chose to find a partner in the private sector to turn that “dark fiber” into an affordable, usable Internet service for those homes and businesses. They found what they wanted in Ting, a company with experience building on a third-party network who could provide a platform for other service providers to build on. Ting can provide interfaces that make it easy for customers to view bills or manage services as well as providing top-notch customer service.

This announcement follows Ting's recent action to bring fiber to Charlottesville,
Va. (Ting Acquisition to Bring Fiber Network to Charlottesville).

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