Getting Ting Fiber to Your Home

Once you order Ting Internet, a team member will contact you within three days to discuss the Ting fiber-to-your-home process's next steps. We need to set up a time for a technician to set up your internet equipment and plan your network connection. This home visit is the primary appointment for installing Ting equipment and activating your service. 

If you live in Westminster, Solana Beach, or Fullerton, your installation process will differ slightly from other Ting Towns.

Overview

Congratulations on your Ting order! What are the next steps to getting Ting fiber to your home?

  1. Ting will reach out to you to schedule a home visit.
  2. Technicians will install a fiber connection outside your home.
  3. Home visit for Ting technicians to set up equipment and answer any questions.
  4. Enjoy your Ting internet!

Fiber Installation

A Ting team member will contact you to confirm your order, schedule a home visit, and review installation details. The home visit is your chance to create a game plan for our technician to connect your interior and exterior equipment.

For more detailed information on the construction process, see our article on the fiber drop construction process to your home.

How is Ting fiber internet different?

Ting offers genuine fiber to the home rather than relying on existing copper lines, which means:

  1. Ting will install the fiber connection from the node directly to your house.
  2. Ting will mark your utilities and plan where to dig for your underground fiber optic cable.

Usually, the fiber laying process is done within a week of your chat with a Ting team member. The fiber laying process is separate from your scheduled home visit.

Home Visit

After the fiber is laid, a Ting technician crew will arrive at your scheduled home visit. Our visiting Ting technician will set up the necessary equipment, mark out a pathway for the fiber optic cable on your property, and answer any questions you may have regarding the overall process. 

Illustration of a home with a (1) fiber box, (2) an ONT, and (3) a router inside.

For service to be activated as quickly as possible, all equipment should be left powered on and connected.

Illustration of a home showing how a junction box is installed near the sidewalk with fiber dropped underneath the yard, leading to the home's fiber box which connects the house to the internet.

Internet Activation

The Ting Support team will be notified once your home has been fully connected to our fiber network and will activate your service. We'll contact you to confirm that your service is active and help ensure everything is working as expected. You’re now ready for fiber Internet!

Customers in Westminster, Solana Beach, and Fullerton

Our installation process is a little different in certain Ting towns. If you live in Westminster, Solana Beach, or Fullerton, your Ting fiber network is constructed and installed by a municipal or third-party organization. First, they arrange to lay the fiber on your property according to your request in the Access Agreement. Our team will reach out to book your final installation with a Ting technician once this fiber is in place.

A Ting technician will connect your Inside Ting box and router during the final installation and ensure your service is fully up and running before finishing up.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the home visit take?

We book a two-and-a-half-hour home visit appointment, but most people only need about one hour. However, the time is yours to ask any questions or explore options!

What sort of equipment is involved with Ting fiber internet?

Our Ting technician installs an Outside Ting box for the fiber to enter your home and an Inside Ting box that connects to your router. Whether you are using a Ting router or your own router, the Ting technician can help with some basic setup.

When can I cancel my existing internet service?

We suggest waiting about 24 hours after your Ting service installation to cancel with your current provider. No one likes being without Internet service, so a little overlap to ensure everything works is our recommendation.

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