Broadband Communities

MAR-APR 2018

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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M A R C H / A P R I L 2 0 1 8 | 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 | B R O A D B A N D C O M M U N I T I E S | 1 5 IPTV service to all wall jacks in the living unit. e power source for the ONT/gateway may be inside or outside the media panel. CenturyLink recommends ruggedized, single-mode fiber within the building and Cat 5E or Cat 6 wiring within the units. New residents who move into a building equipped with CenturyLink ON can immediately access a CenturyLink customer setup site from within their apartments via wired or Wi-Fi connection. Using a process similar to signing up for internet service in a hotel room, they create accounts, select the services they want (internet access, voice and/or IPTV) as well as the tier of services (up to 1 Gbps for internet access), and enter credit card billing information. Completing this process instantly activates their accounts. REVEL APARTMENTS Revel Apartments, a large, market-rate community with 125 units, opened in August in the heart of uptown Minneapolis. "It's an optimal location," says Garret Duncan, regional property manager at North Bay Companies, which owns and manages the property. Aileen Kramer, senior account manager at CenturyLink, adds that the neighborhood, close to lakes and scenic views, has always been vibrant, but the addition of new apartment buildings, along with new bars and restaurants within walking distance, has attracted a lot of young people. Young professionals and older empty-nesters make up the bulk of the residents at Revel, which boasts an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a game room, a common room and a gym. Based on "a lot of research" and previous experience at other properties, the owner decided that CenturyLink ON would be the best solution for Revel. e selling points, says Duncan, were its ease of access for residents and fiber-to-the-unit architecture. e speed and reliability of fiber, as well as the fact that everything was hooked up and ready to go, were key. "Residents don't need to schedule a technician or run Revel Apartments, a new, upscale apartment community in Minneapolis, offers CenturyLink ON to residents. The combination ONT/gateway for CenturyLink ON

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