Is it a realistic for consumers, be they business or residential, to expect that quality reliable Internet be available like other utilities?
This is the question that service providers, developers and management companies are asking themselves as quality internet access is a necessity for virtually everyone – at work and at home.
A SMART PARK is a complex with ubiquitous WiFi, where Businesses/Residents activate their individual Internet over the phone at the start of a tenancy.
For new buildings, it would seem obvious to take advantage of improved technology, and provide the best solution for tenants or customers, instead of the handshake deals that benefit developers and ’mega service providers’. With a bulk agreement, even older buildings can be retrofitted into a ‘Smart Park’ environment, resulting in a far lower user cost per month.
In the greater Tampa Bay Area we are seeing some ‘Smart Park’ type office buildings and housing developments, but they are still far from the norm.
There is a solution. By utilizing an Enterprise-Level solution consisting of access to existing buried underground fiber pathways and wireless mmWave technology, PBX-Change is able to provide quality, reliable and affordable Internet access, both in the ‘retro fit’ model and in new developments.
PBX-Change’s July 2020 roll out to Tempo at Encore! is a perfect example of what can be done in a short time by a locally owned and operated provider that is willing to think outside the box. The service to all 203 units and common areas has been active for almost 12 months and is easily meeting five nines, 99.999% up-time standards.
In the fast-moving, technology aware Tampa Bay marketplace, both subscribers and service providers are beginning to look beyond what was previously deemed the acceptable. They expect that Internet access be a utility that is readily and seamlessly available, in any location of their choice.
Schools, business parks, condominium complexes, mobile home parks, HOA environments are all ideal candidates for ‘Smart Park’ deployment. With a bulk subscriber agreement, PBX-Change can install a rock solid network, at an extremely affordable cost per user, which allows developers, property managers and business owners the opportunity to offer quality, reliable Internet access as a utility to their end users.
More recent smart projects…
- Cedar Point – 6959 Temple Palms Ave that opened February 2021
- The Boulevard at West River 1345 West Main Street, Tampa opening soon.