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Ting expanding into Ponderay, Dover and Kootenai

| May 1, 2021 1:00 AM

KOOTENAI — Ting Internet is expanding into Ponderay, Dover and Kootenai, opening new opportunities for local residents and businesses.

Ting Internet will be the first fiber internet provider available in the community, officials said in a press release.

Unlike traditional cable internet service, fiber networks carry a higher bandwidth and are less prone to signal interference, ultimately providing an elevated and seamless user experience.

“After living in the greater Sandpoint area for most of my life, I know how important fast, reliable and affordable internet access is to this community,” said Kari Saccomanno, Ting city manager for the greater Sandpoint area. “We are thrilled to be bringing Ting to [the communities]. We have different packages for residential and business internet, meaning that there’s a solution for everyone.”

The first Ting Internet customer in Sandpoint was lit in June 2018 and, thanks to overwhelming resident interest and proactive government participation, the service was able to expand into Ponderay.

Ponderay, Kootenai and Dover officials said they were excited to see Ting expand into their communities.

“We could not be happier with Ting Internet coming into our community,” said Ponderay Mayor Steve Geiger. “This is a great opportunity for our businesses and residents to have the very best fiber network available in our region. It’s a huge asset for our community and we cannot thank Ting Internet enough.”

Fellow mayor, Nancy Lewis of Kootenai, agreed.

“The city of Kootenai is very excited to welcome Ting Internet. Local fiber internet access is a new first-class service for everyone within our community, which is especially important in the digital world that we live in,” said Lewis.

“Services like Ting Internet are vital as our city continues to grow; they open new opportunities and provide an excellent incentive for prospective residents looking to move to our area.” 

Diane Brockway, Dover City Council president, said city officials welcomed Ting’s arrival.

“Fiber internet will be a great addition to the city of Dover and will help our residents and local businesses thrive, which is critical as we continue to rely on the internet more and more,” she said.

Ting is available in Ponderay, officials said. In addition, infrastructure work is underway Kootenai and Dover, with fiber internet access slated to launch later this year. With a three-tiered pricing model and no data caps, Ting’s symmetrical residential internet is being offered in the Greater Sandpoint region at $39 per month for 50 Mbps; $69 per month for 200 Mbps; and $89 per month for Ting’s gigabit fiber internet with 1,000 Mbps. 

Local residents can now check if they can access Ting Internet by entering their address online at ting.com/greatersandpoint.

With a three-tiered pricing model and no data caps, Ting’s symmetrical residential internet is being offered in the Greater Sandpoint region at $39 per month for 50 Mbps; $69 per month for 200 Mbps; and $89 per month for Ting’s gigabit fiber internet with 1,000 Mbps.

Residents in Dover and Kootenai can pre-order Ting Internet now at ting.com/greatersandpoint. A one-time, refundable $9 pre-order is returned as a credit on a customer’s first bill.

Ting Internet also offers customizable plans for businesses of all sizes, starting at $139 per month. Enterprise internet service levels, installations and pricing are customized to business needs.