In Alexandria, Virginia, residents have a new broadband option — and for some affordable residents, it will be free.
Alexandria, Virginia, residents have a new broadband option — and for some affordable residents, it will be free.
Charlottesville-based Ting Internet, which was selected by the City of Alexandria in 2022 to operate the municipality’s Internet, began installing its fiber network last year. The service is now available in select areas of Alexandria.
As part of its selection by the City of Alexandria, its service is available through the Accessible Connection Program to 4,000 affordable housing units at no charge to eligible residents, who can also receive a free route.
Broadband service is also free to non-profits, parks and farmers markets as approved by the city.
Ting said its network will be available throughout Alexandria by 2025, covering more than 90,000 addresses.
Ting’s residential service is $89 a month and now competes with Comcast and Verizon, which is developing its Fios network, for broadband service in Alexandria.
Ting is part of Toronto-based Internet infrastructure company Tucows Inc. It installed its first fiber network in Charlottesville in 2015 and is currently available in 14 cities.
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