Welcome to the return of Gigabites. In this week's edition, Ting moves into North Carolina, Mozilla brings new money into Austin, Comcast loses out on an Oregon gigabit tax break and more.
Deployment in Holly Springs follows earlier rollouts in Charlottesville, Va. and Westminster, Md. Ting has also announced plans to bring gigabit service to a fourth market, the Greater Sandpoint area in Idaho. (See Gigabites: In TV, 15 Google Fibers Make One Mediacom.)
Like Google Fiber Inc. , Ting assesses consumer interest to determine where to build out fiber in any given region. The company also passes on a home installation cost to subscribers, which can add up to as much as $200 per home, or $400 per business. The monthly cost for symmetrical gigabit broadband is $89 for residential customers and $139 for commercial subscribers.
— Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, Light Reading