Ting will face an important test of its abiliity to compete against the tier-one providers when it lights a gigabit network in Centennial, Colo., where both CenturyLink and Comcast already offer, or soon will offer, their own gigabit services.
It might be one thing to offer gigabit services in a smaller community where it will not have to face a tier-one provider. It will be something else again to compete against two tier-one providers, each of which already is committing to offer gigabit services.
That will be the case in Centennial, a suburban community in the southern part of the Denver metropolitan area. For that reason, it is a crucial test, not only for Ting, but all other independent gigabit providers.