Good Wednesday morning, Alexandria!
🌤 Today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High of 47 and low of 33.
🌤 Tomorrow: Clear throughout the day. High of 58 and low of 32. Sunrise at 7:19 am and sunset at 7:16 pm.
🚨 You need to know
Last year, Alexandria’s City Council voted to allow Lumos and Ting to piggyback off broadband internet service cables the city was laying down alongside a new municipal network, breaking Comcast’s monopoly as Alexandria’s sole internet provider.
“Ting’s fiber Internet is currently available in select neighborhoods and is steadily expanding across all of Alexandria,” the company said in a release, “with full municipal access expected by 2025.”
Residents can put in their addresses on Ting’s website to see if they qualify. There’s no indication of which neighborhoods Ting is now operating in, but a few addresses in Arlandria showed that service was ready to go.
“Customers in Alexandria will be able to sign up for symmetrical residential Internet for $89 per month, which provides Ting’s gigabit fiber Internet with upload and download speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second (Mbps),” the release said. “Plans for businesses enterprises and bulk services are fully customizable and can be created with the Ting Internet enterprise team.”
📈 Tuesday’s most read
The following are the most-read ALXnow articles for Mar 14, 2023.
- A look back at the ‘urban renewal’ project that reshaped Old Town (1446 views)
- No arrest after gunfire near North Ridge neighborhood on Sunday (580 views)
- Alexandria’s City Council and School Board clash in intense budget battle (492 views)
- Wind Advisory now in effect for Alexandria (214 views)
🗞 Other local coverage
- Spring Garden Market Set for April 14-15 at River Farm
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:14 pm)
- City of Alexandria Resumes Spring Mulch Program and Street Sweeping
Zebra (Tuesday @ 5:06 pm)
- Victorian House In Old Town Alexandria Speaks For Itself
Patch (Tuesday @ 4:15 pm)
- Cappies Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ At St. Stephen’s And St. Agnes School
Patch (Tuesday @ 12:55 pm)
- Ting Launches Internet Service in Alexandria
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 12:28 pm)
- Metal Detector Proposal Receives Support In Alexandria Schools Survey
Patch (Tuesday @ 10:36 am)
- Outfoxing Mange
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 8:10 am)
- Alexandria Film ‘There is a Monster’ to Debut
Alexandria Living (Tuesday @ 7:57 am)
- Incandescent Cast Shines at Signature Theatre in Selling Kabul
Zebra (Tuesday @ 12:07 am)
📅 Upcoming events
Here is what’s going on today in Alexandria, from our event calendar.
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The redevelopment of the Montgomery Center has pushed some businesses out of Alexandria or out of business, but a clever re-use of an old funding authority may help The Art…
Hundreds solemnly gathered outside Police Headquarters this morning to dedicate the Alexandria Police Department Suicide Memorial. The names of officers Jason Kline, who died in 2004, and his best friend,…
Work is finally getting underway next week on a complete overhaul of the busy King/Callahan/Russell intersection. Work is expected to start the first week of October. Drivers going through the…
Step inside a cult-classic inspired world at DC Fray’s can’t-miss Halloween party packed with endless references to iconic films and music from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Vibe to retro sounds…
If you have been thinking about buying your first home or haven’t owned one in the last three years, THIS IS FOR YOU!
In the DMV area, it can be difficult to save the downpayment necessary for you to get into your own home. We have a solution. The Funder’s Summit!
We have assembled a summit with different municipalities to tell you how to access their funds for your home purchase.
Our local therapy practice is delighted to welcome Stacey Cali, Resident in Counseling, who has openings now for new clients. Stacey specializes in therapy for women, couples, teens and families. A graduate of George Mason University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling Masters Program, Stacey is also passionate about working with people with addiction.
Stacey’s approach: “Therapy’s a powerful combination of reflection, support and action. You’ll find sessions are filled with empowerment, compassion, goal setting and a metaphorical shovel to dig deep to find the root of your difficulties and how to move past them.”
Adds Stacey, “As a therapist who works with women, teens, couples and families, I use a personalized style of counseling, tailored to you as an individual. You’re the expert in your life, I’m just here to guide you towards transformation and healing.”