Broadband Communities

JUL 2016

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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JULY 2016 | | BROADBAND COMMUNITIES | 67 with a bang in December 2014 when it acquired Blue Ridge InternetWorks, a competitive fiber provider in Charlottesville, Virginia. Today, Ting provides fiber services across Charlottesville and continues to expand to new areas. Shortly after the Charlottesville announcement, the city of Westminster, Maryland, chose Ting to be the network operator and first service provider on its city-owned fiber optic network, which was lit in July 2015. Ting is now bringing its fiber network to Holly Springs, North Carolina, and the greater Sandpoint area of Idaho. Construction in Holly Springs begins in summer 2016. Ting has ambitions to provide FTTH services in other small markets; the company is evaluating opportunities to invest in or partner with additional network operators, and its website invites consumers to "Put your town or city's name on our watch list." Tucows is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Starkville Mississippi; Amsterdam; Bonn and Singapore. With 350 employees, it reported $173 million in revenue in 2015. US Ignite 202-365- 9219 Key Products: Fostering the development, testing and deployment of transformative applications for next- generation networks Summary: US Ignite spurs the development of next- generation broadband applications – novel applications and digital experiences that will transform health care, energy, education, transportation, public safety and advanced manufacturing. e initiative uses advanced technologies developed by researchers, entrepreneurs, engineers and technologists. By engaging diverse public and private leaders, US Ignite works to foster the development and deployment of new applications that will impact how Americans work, live and play. With leadership from the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, US Ignite launched at the White House in 2012. It responded to the administration's call to ensure that all Americans have access to the information and tools necessary to thrive in a 21st-century economy. An independent nonprofit funded through member organizations, US Ignite works with 45 technical partners, including many

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