Ting Internet brings next-generation fiber-optic internet to a new California market, expanding its national footprint
Encinitas, CA becomes the 13th U.S. city to receive Ting’s Crazy Fast Fiber Internet®
ENCINITAS, CA – March 16, 2021 – Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) announced today that it is bringing its highly sought after fiber service to Encinitas, CA as part of its Southern California expansion. Known for providing lightning-fast fiber internet with unparalleled customer service, this is Ting Internet’s first market launch for 2021.
Ting Internet’s mission is to bring the speed and reliability of true gigabit fiber-optic internet, opening new opportunities for communities across the United States. Ting pairs lightning-fast, low latency, ultra-reliable internet access with world class support to give customers an exceptional experience.
“California cities and their residents have shown a strong desire for better internet options,” said Monica Webb, Head of Market Development, Ting Internet. “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.”
Encinitas will become the fourth market in California with access to Ting Internet, accompanied by Culver City, Fullerton and Solana Beach, CA. 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.”
Locals can now visit ting.com/encinitas to pre-order Ting fiber internet and follow along for key community updates. A one-time, refundable $9 pre-order fee is returned as a credit on a customer’s first bill. 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. Enterprise internet service levels, installations and pricing are customized to business needs and can be discussed with the Ting Internet Enterprise team.
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 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 is a provider of network access, mobile technology services, domain names and other Internet services. Ting Internet (https://ting.com/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 (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 36,000 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).
Tucows, Ting, OpenSRS, Enom and Hover are registered trademarks of Tucows Inc. or its subsidiaries.
Tucows Announces $40 Million Stock Buyback Program
Tucows Reports Financial Results for Fourth Quarter, 2020
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.
Former Google Fiber VP Jill Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet as Chief Strategy Officer and EVP Networks
November 30, 2020, TORONTO — Ting Internet, a top-rated fiber-optic Internet Service Provider (ISP) and division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC), is proud to welcome Jill Szuchmacher and her proven Internet leadership to the team as Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice-President Networks for Ting Internet.
Szuchmacher joins Ting Internet after executing in high-profile roles, most recently as Vice President of Operations at Google Fiber, where she led strategy, planning, training and analytics for build and field operations. As CSO and EVP Networks for Ting Internet, she will lead a world-class team to drive the Ting Internet business forward.
“This is a key leadership role for Ting Internet and for Tucows,” said Elliot Noss, CEO of Tucows. “The need for fast, reliable Internet access has never been more apparent. 2020 squeezed years of latent change into months. Rapid adoption is a trend we see continuing as people and businesses rely more and more on the Internet to connect. Jill Szuchmacher is precisely the leader we need to ramp and scale Ting Internet to meet these opportunities and navigate the multi-generational transition from coax and copper to fiber.”
Ting Internet bringing Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® to Culver City, CA
CULVER CITY, CA, November 17, 2020 — Ting Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) is expanding its presence in California. Culver City, CA residents are invited to pre-order Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® from Ting Internet, starting today. Network construction in Culver City is slated to begin in 2021, and the first customers will be lit with fiber service by the summer.
Tucows Reports Financial Results for Third Quarter, 2020
Tucows Announces Timing for Q3 2020 Financial Results News Release and Management Commentary: Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 5:05 PM ET
TORONTO, October 22, 2020 – Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) today announced that it will report its third quarter 2020 financial results via news release on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Concurrent with the dissemination of its quarterly financial results news release at 5:05 pm ET on Thursday, November 5, management’s pre-recorded audio commentary (and transcript) discussing the quarter and outlook for the Company, will be posted to the Tucows website at https://www.tucows.com/investors/financials. In lieu of a live question and answer period, for the subsequent five days, until Tuesday, November 10, shareholders, analysts and prospective investors can submit questions to Tucows’ management at email@example.com. Management will post responses to questions of general interest (audio recording and transcript) to the Company’s website at https://www.tucows.com/investors/financials/ on Tuesday, November 17 at approximately 4 pm ET. All questions will receive a response, however, questions of a more specific nature may be responded to directly.
Tucows Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter, 2020
DISH selects Tucows as technology partner, acquires Ting Mobile assets
TORONTO and ENGLEWOOD, CO, Aug 3, 2020 – DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and Tucows Inc. (NASDAQ: TCX, TSX: TC) today announced that DISH has chosen Tucows as a technology partner for its retail wireless business. With a history of digital innovation, Tucows has made the strategic decision to offer Mobile Services Enabler (MSE) solutions, beginning with DISH. As part of this agreement, DISH has also acquired Ting Mobile assets, including customer relationships.