Ting Internet to become the first anchor tenant of the city-wide fiber optic network of Colorado Springs Utilities

The national fiber internet leader is expanding its Colorado presence and announces its largest market to date

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., January 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Today Internet, a division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) (TSX: TC), announced its expansion into the Colorado springs market as the initial primary tenant on a city-wide fiber optic network owned by Colorado Springs Utilities.

Serving one of the from Colorado most populous cities, the municipal nonprofit utility is building next-generation fiber-optic infrastructure that will advance opportunities and improve technological resilience across the community for decades to come. Construction of the fiber network will begin in the third quarter of 2022 and is expected to exceed more than 200,000 addresses, bringing modern fiber infrastructure to all Colorado Springs Utilities customers.

“We are honored to support Colorado Springs Utilities; We strongly believe in their vision to evolve local infrastructure, invest in the community and foster prosperity through digital transformation, ”said Jill szuchmacher, Executive Vice President, Ting Internet. “At Ting, we have several proven business models that we use to provide a better, more reliable Internet to the communities in which we operate. A tenant lease on the Colorado Springs Utilities network benefits all parties involved and provides our team an excellent opportunity to evolve our Colorado presence while focusing our resources on delivering top-notch service that delights our customers. ”

During the early phases of the infrastructure deployment, Ting will focus its efforts on establishing a local presence, establishing vital connections with businesses in the community, and hiring a Colorado springs team. The company plans to provide fiber optic internet access to businesses, businesses and local residents in 2023.

“Our primary mission is to provide best-in-class utilities that meet the needs of our thriving community,” said Aram Benyamin, CEO, Colorado Springs Utilities. “Next-generation fiber connectivity is essential to our utilities. This non-exclusive network will lay the foundations for a prosperous and intelligent city of the future. Based on their excellent track record here in Colorado and across the country, we believe Ting is the ideal first tenant to help our community reap the real benefits of fiber connectivity. ”

To learn more about Ting Internet, its services or the areas in which it operates, please visit tinginternet.com/coloradosprings.

About Ting Internet

Ting Internet provides Crazy Fast Fiber Internet® in select US cities. Ting Internet is committed to net neutrality and the open Internet. More than that, Ting Internet is committed to helping improve the communities it serves by supporting and defending local good works. Ting Internet sponsors local programs, events, foundations, festivals, charities and public services everywhere we go, investing in the future of the cities we serve.

About Tucows

Tucows is a provider of fiber optic Internet services, mobile services, domain name services and other Internet services. Internet (https://ting.com/internet) offers fixed fiber internet access with exceptional customer support. Tucows’ Mobile Service Activation (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) together manage approximately 25 million domain names and millions of value-added services through a global reseller network of more than 36,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover over (https://hover.com) allows individuals and small businesses to easily manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on the Tucows corporate website (https://tucows.com).

SOURCE Tucows Inc.

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