Ting Internet will build a state-of-the-art esports gaming lab at two Charlottesville high schools, the first of four national facilities
New gaming labs will be set up days after Ting’s esports debut at the Tom Tom Festival
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – ting interneta division of Tucows (NASDAQ: TCX) (TSX: TC), announced that it is building a state-of-the-art esports gaming facility at both Charlottesville High School and Monticello High School to support school esports teams and help unlock new opportunities and career paths for students.
To complement the new play labs, Charlottesville High School and Monticello High School will run an elective program for students to learn about careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) and available grants in these fields. Both facilities are expected to be completed by the end of the school year and will be accessible to thousands of students as a permanent facility in the Charlotteville community for years to come.
“At Ting, we wholeheartedly believe in supporting our communities, bridging the digital divide, improving accessibility and redistributing in meaningful ways,” said Zuri Stanback, Head of Marketing at Ting Internet. “That’s exactly what we are doing with our partnership with iCulture. Video games are no longer just entertainment; they are integrating into many professional fields and helping to move industries forward like never before. There are many opportunities long-term career opportunities in this industry and we are proud to educate our communities about these opportunities.”
These new esports labs are the first of four that Ting will install in high schools across the country this year. These constructions are carried out in partnership with iCulture and will help interested young people to broaden their professional and social horizons.
Bringing the excitement of esports to the wider Charlotteville community, Ting is also hosting a two-day inaugural gaming event during the upcoming TomTom festival. An assortment of games will be available for patrons 13 and older. Participants are invited to register here to guarantee their place and their chance to win among dozens of prizes.
For more information about Ting, its services, or its commitment to the digital divide and accessibility, please visit tinginternet.com.
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 championing 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.
Tucows helps connect more people to the benefit of internet access through communication services technology, domain services and fiber optic internet infrastructure.
Ting (https://ting.com/internet) provides fixed fiber Internet access with exceptional customer support. Wavelo (http://wavelo.com) is a telecommunications software suite for service providers that simplifies mobile and Internet network access management, provisioning, billing and subscription, developer tools, and more. OpenSRS (https://opensrs.com), Enum (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 35,000 web hosts and ISPs. Hover (https://hover.com) makes it easy for individuals and small businesses to manage their domain names and email addresses. More information can be found on the Tucows website (https://tucows.com).
SOURCE Tucows Inc.