Broadband Communities

MAY-JUN 2019

BROADBAND COMMUNITIES is the leading source of information on digital and broadband technologies for buildings and communities. Our editorial aims to accelerate the deployment of Fiber-To-The-Home and Fiber-To-The-Premises.

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1 6 | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | w w w. b r o a d b a n d c o m m u n i t i e s . c o m | M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 9 PROPERTY OF THE MONTH Millennials Love Home Automation: 985 High at The Castle Columbus, Ohio To deliver a seamless internet experience, 985 High at The Castle capitalized on the opportunity to provide buildingwide Wi-Fi and home automation. Our thanks to Kaileigh Steiner, director of marketing and community engagement for BORROR, and John Casadonte, senior product marketing manager for American Tower, for helping gather information for this pro…le. By Sean Buckley / Broadband Communities T he state capital and the most populous city in Ohio with 879,170 residents, Columbus has become an attractive location for businesses and young professionals alike. In 2016, Money magazine ranked Columbus as one of the six best big U.S. cities, citing a "highly educated workforce and wage growth." Columbus's historic district is now home to 985 High at ‰e Castle, a mixed-use property that includes 105 apartment units, o‹ces and retail. Retail space is located on the Žrst 'oor, commercial space takes up the second 'oor, and 'oors three through eight are residential. To appeal to the millennial population, 985 High's developer, BORROR, tasked American Tower with installing Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building. BORROR was concerned about more than moving raw data – the platform also supports home automation services such as remote door locks. Kaileigh Steiner, director of marketing and community engagement for BORROR, says connectivity and automation are provided as high-tech amenities that di˜erentiate the property. "We have our really fast, high-speed Wi-Fi," Steiner says. "For our corporate o‹ce, we have Magnum Innovations [building automation solution], so we have temperature-adjusted lights and occupancy centers. We also use Control4 as our smart-home solution." BORROR, which has its corporate o‹ces on the second 'oor of 985 High, enjoys the automation amenities and video calling. ‰e building's access system includes Butter'yMX video call boxes, which provide views of the location's entrances from the garage and a main entrance in the front. For guest entry, the building has a virtual concierge, which allows residents to give guests access remotely after conŽrming via video camera. "It was exciting to experience that video calling capability," Steiner says. "With our corporate o‹ces on the second 'oor, our corporate team has been able to experience all the technology o˜erings." John Casadonte, senior product marketing manager for American Tower, says the 985 High building was

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