Ting’s fast, reliable and future-proof fiber internet now available in Encinitas, California
Ting Internet launches in its fourth Southern California market
ENCINITAS, Calif. – Feb. 16, 2022— Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), has announced that its highly anticipated fiber internet is now available in its fourth serviceable Southern California market: Encinitas, California.
Ting provides lightning-fast, low latency, ultra-reliable internet access, and is best known for its world class customer support. Ting also provides its customers with dedicated bandwidth, which guarantees higher speeds and reliable connectivity for local residents and businesses.
“Our mission is to bring future-proof internet to as many people as possible—especially here in California, where there are unique infrastructure challenges and gaps in reliable connectivity,” said Monica Webb, Senior Director, Market Development, Ting Internet. “We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of fiber and in the opportunities that it brings to a community. Ting will be Encinitas’ first city-wide fiber internet provider and we believe that residents and businesses will quickly realize a substantial improvement in their connectivity.”
Ting’s fiber internet is currently available in select neighborhoods and is steadily expanding across Encinitas, with full municipal access expected by the end of 2023. The city-wide fiber infrastructure build is led by Ting partner, Netly, and when complete, will pass nearly 26,000 addresses across the entire community.
“We are incredibly proud to officially become part of this community and to introduce a best-in-class service that we know will genuinely improve the day-to-day lives of residents,” said Tim Barnes, City Manager, Ting Internet. “Our team is working tirelessly to ensure that we bring all of Encinitas accessible internet and will continue to expand our footprint until we do so.”
Symmetrical residential internet is available for $89 per month, which provides Ting’s gigabit fiber internet with speeds of 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps). Plans for businesses, enterprises and bulk services are fully customizable and can be created with the Ting Internet enterprise team.
Locals can now visit ting.com/encinitas to find more information on availability and search their address to either order or pre-order Ting Internet.
For more information on Ting Internet, its services and pricing, or to find regular updates, please visit ting.com/internet.
About Ting Internet
Ting Internet provides Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® in select U.S. towns and cities. Ting Internet is committed to net neutrality and the open internet. More than that, Ting Internet is committed to being a part of improving the communities it serves by supporting and championing local good works. Ting Internet sponsors local programs, events, foundations, festivals, charities, and public services everywhere we go, investing in the future of the towns we serve.
Tucows helps connect more people to the benefit of internet access through communications service technology, domain services, and fiber-optic internet infrastructure.
Ting (https://ting.com/internet) delivers fixed fiber Internet access with outstanding customer support. Wavelo (http://wavelo.com) is a telecommunications software suite for service providers that simplifies the management of mobile and internet network access, provisioning, billing and subscription, developer tools, and more. OpenSRS (https://opensrs.com), Enom (https://www.enom.com) and Ascio (https://ascio.com) combined manage approximately 25 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 35,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (https://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 (https://tucows.com).
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Marlene Carl Joins Tucows’ Board of Directors
Investment management leader with expertise in digital infrastructure joins board to support Tucows’ growing internet services portfolio
TORONTO—Sept. 9, 2021— Today Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), a global company dedicated to making the internet better, announced that Marlene Carl, director of investment management at MEDIQON Group AG, has been elected to its board of directors.
Marlene is a proven global leader in investment management, with a niche expertise in digital infrastructure financing for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) projects.
“Marlene has a thorough understanding of the work we do and how we plan to expand our services and footprint in the coming years. Her experience with digital infrastructure financing and her deep understanding of existing FTTH markets will be a great asset to our team,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. “We’re thrilled to have her join our board as we continue to expand our global offerings.”
At MEDIQON Group AG, a German publicly traded company focused on entrepreneurial and long-term investments, Marlene is responsible for an expansive portfolio of small and mid-sized companies from a variety of sectors. Prior to joining MEDIQON in 2020, Marlene worked for eight years on financing digital infrastructure in Europe, specifically supporting rural fiber-to-the-home roll-outs and data center development for banks, including Berenberg and NIBC Bank based in Hamburg, London and Frankfurt.
Marlene holds a Master of Science from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management with a focus in capital markets.
Tucows also announced today that Rawleigh H. Ralls will be stepping down from its board of directors. Rawleigh has served on Tucows’ board of directors since May 2009 and, after 11 years of support, will be retiring.
“We appreciate all of Rawleigh’s help and efforts over the years,” added Noss. “He was a critical member of our board and we would not be where we are today without him.”
Changes to Tucows’ board of directors were effective as of September 7, 2021.
To learn more about Tucows, its global operations, or investor news, please visit tucows.com.
Tucows is a provider of network access, mobile technology services, domain names, and other internet services. Ting Internet delivers fixed fiber internet access with outstanding customer support. Tucows’ mobile services enabler (MSE) platform provides network access, provisioning, and billing services for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). OpenSRS, Enom, and Ascio combined manage approximately 25 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 36,000 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: https://tucows.com.
Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS, Enom, and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Tucows Announces $40 Million Stock Buyback Program
TORONTO, February 9, 2021 – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program to repurchase, from time to time, up to $40 million of its common stock in the open market.
Tucows retires seminal Tucows Downloads site
JANUARY 25, 2021, TORONTO — Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) today announced it has retired the software downloads site that started it all. TUCOWS, which then stood for The Ultimate Collection of Winsock Software, started on a library computer in Flint, MI in 1993. 28 years later, it served up its last software download.
What started as a place for people in the know to download software became the place to download software on the burgeoning Internet. The TUCOWS software library (rebadged Tucows Downloads in the 2000s) was “mirrored” by Internet Service Providers worldwide. Its importance in the early distribution of Internet software and in the history of the Internet itself cannot be overstated.
Much of the software that made up the Tucows Downloads library has been transferred to the Internet Archive, for posterity (https://archive.org/details/tucows). The Internet Archive is a cause whose good work Tucows actively supports.
As Tucows has evolved as a business and as software downloading itself has changed, the software library that started it all has become much less relevant.
“For the past several years, history, well sentimentality, has been the only reason to keep Tucows Downloads around,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. “Tucows Downloads has had an incredible run. Retiring it is the right move but that doesn’t alter the fact that it will always hold a special place in hearts and our story.
“We’re thankful to the thousands of software developers who used Tucows Downloads to get their software in front of millions of people, driving billions of downloads over more than 25 years.”
From humble beginnings, today Tucows is the second-largest domain name registrar and the largest wholesaler of domain names in the world with tens of millions of domains under management. The SaaS OpenSRS domain wholesale platform serves tens of thousands of customers including Shopify and other global website builder platforms.
Hover offers domain names and email at retail to help people brand their life online.
Ting Internet is building fiber-optic networks all over the U.S. At the same time, Tucows is building the Mobile Services Enabler (MSE) SaaS platform that is powering DISH’s entry into the U.S. mobile market.
Tucows continues to grow and is hiring remote positions across the board. To see available career opportunities, please visit tucows.com/careers
To read the full letter from CEO Elliot Noss, please visit tucows.com/retired.
Tucows is a provider of network access, mobile technology services, domain names and other Internet services. Ting Internet delivers fixed fiber Internet access with outstanding customer support. Tucows’ mobile services enabler (MSE) platform provides network access, provisioning and billing services for mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). OpenSRS, Enom and Ascio combined manage approximately 25 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of over 36,000 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.
Welcoming Jill Szuchmacher, seasoned fiber-to-the-home exec, to Ting Internet
I am extremely excited to welcome Jill Szuchmacher to the Tucows executive team. I have known Jill for many years and have always found her to be a fellow traveler on the journey towards the future of Internet networks. We share a vision of not just the business of fiber networks, but the role they play in society more broadly.
Jill was most recently Vice President of Operations at Google Fiber. There she led strategy, planning, training and analytics for build and field operations. As CSO and EVP Networks for Ting Internet, she will be responsible for our construction builds, our pipeline of new Ting towns and for helping me plot the course for the coax to fiber transition that will change the broadband landscape over the next decade.
Tucows welcomes Corinne Schmid VP Marketing, Domains
MAY 26, 2020, TORONTO — Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) is pleased to welcome Corinne Schmid to lead the way as VP of Marketing on its foundational domains businesses.
Schmid will take the reins on marketing and demand generation efforts for all businesses under the Tucows wholesale domains umbrella including OpenSRS, Enom and Ascio. Combined, these businesses represent some 24 million domain names registered to individuals and businesses all around the world.
Schmid will lead a world-class brand marketing team in finding new ways to create demand and new opportunities to build value for Tucows’ network of 36,000 reseller partners. These resellers comprise website builder brands, web hosts, ISPs, design agencies and more.
Ting welcomes Monica Brown, former T-Mobile, AT&T, Sirius XM Pandora exec, to lead Ting Mobile product
APRIL 15, 2020, TORONTO — Ting Mobile, a top-rated postpaid MVNO mobile phone service and division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), is proud to welcome Monica Brown and her proven product leadership chops to the team as VP of Product. Brown brings more than 25 years of technology and team management experience to Ting. As VP of Product for Ting Mobile, she will take the reins to drive the Ting Mobile business forward, leading a team of world-class Product Managers to balance user needs and business impact.
Brown joins Ting after executing in high-profile roles, most recently as Vice President, Project Management & Product Development at Sirius XM Pandora. There, she set the strategy for integration and alignment of technology systems, planning, leading and managing development programs.
Ting Internet welcomes Neil Shah, former Venmo and Verizon exec, to lead Ting Internet and TV product
APRIL 14, 2020, TORONTO — Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) and provider of fiber Internet, is excited to open a new chapter today as Neil Shah joins the company as VP of Product. In this role, Shah will own the Ting Internet and TV product vision and roadmap, leading a world-class team charged with balancing customer needs and business impact.
Shah brings more than 15 years of experience running multi-billion dollar product and design P&L and leading the way on TV product. He will head a team dedicated to providing access to the open Internet, better Internet infrastructure to keep communities connected, and innovative TV products that honor the new cord-cutting reality.
Tucows COVID-19 statement
Tucows is a global business. Our first consideration during the COVID-19 outbreak is for the health and safety of our employees, our customers and their families, all around the world.
On Sunday March 8, Tucows’ leadership announced that all employees who could conceivably work from home should do so. On Monday, March 9 it looked like an overabundance of caution but on the morning of Thursday, March 12, it seemed prescient.
We recognize how important it is that we all do our part to contain this outbreak. Tucows takes that responsibility very seriously, as individuals and as a collective.
Tucows has long encouraged a culture of remote work. We look at work as something people contribute as opposed to a place people go every day. So, while the majority of our workforce is dispersed, we remain productive.
We’re buoyed by the positive spirit the “herd” has brought to this exercise. We’re humbled by our strong culture and community, built by the many individuals and offices around the world that make up our ranks.
We are fortunate that domain registration and mobile phone service can be effectively delivered from our laptops and servers, and are both absolutely central to how people are connecting and transacting today. While fiber-to-the-home requires a physical component, it is also experiencing an upsurge in demand. The state of our business is thankfully very strong.
Businesses the world over are moving quickly to get online. Displaced workers are looking to entrepreneurship as the next stage in their career paths. We saw this trend begin to emerge in late March and it is still going strong. With tens of thousands of resellers and millions of end user customers, our Domains business has proven its staying power through several economic cycles, but we are seeing something singular in this current, unprecedented environment. It feels like years of change being crammed into weeks or months. This is more interesting for what it says about the economy than it is material to our business, as new registrations make up only 20% of total transactions historically.
Mobile phone service is a necessity. As people stay home as much as possible and as such use much less mobile data given that they’re often around Wi-Fi at home, the Ting Mobile pay for what you use model makes even more sense as mobile data use drops across the board.
Like all Tucows businesses, Ting Mobile operates online and without physical storefronts. It is similarly well-positioned to weather the storm.
Early in March, as the contagion risks began to quickly escalate, we proactively suspended new installations, unlike much of our competition. While taking a step back and looking at the installation process in detail, we created a temporary review protocol for urgent installations and repairs, focused on health care facilities and health care workers.
We worked on innovating a smart installation solution that would return us to an acceptable cadence for the duration of the threat from COVID-19, while minimizing contact risk between customers and our teams. We began piloting that process on April 20, and we now have an installation process that enables us to return to home and business installations at a time of unprecedented need for the Ting fiber service.
At the same time, we amplified our local relief efforts, creating free, public, fiber-fed Wi-Fi hotspots in Ting Internet towns, and upgrading all entry-tier customers to symmetrical gigabit for 60 days starting April 1 at no charge.
Ting Internet doesn’t have bandwidth caps or other such limitations. Likewise, Ting Internet’s fiber networks are built with plenty of capacity to accommodate future need. The additional traffic from customers working from home, not to mention the fact that we upgraded every lower-tier user to gigabit service without charge, hasn’t had and won’t have any negative impact.
Ting Internet signed the Keep Americans Connected pledge and has also issued its own COVID-19 statement with more detail.
Tucows and Ting Mobile ask the CRTC to sow the seeds for mobile competition in Canada
– A cell phone user?
– Aware of the fact that Canadians pay among the highest price for cell phone service in the world?
and if not…
– Annoyed by the fact that Canadians pay very nearly the highest price for cell phone service in the world now that you know it?
The CRTC is about to hold a hearing on the Future of Mobile Wireless Service in Canada. They have a survey and are asking for public input and insight. You should fill out their survey. You should also share it with your friends