Avalon will be First Fiberhood in Georgia

  • Hotwire Communications
  • North American Properties-Atlanta
ATLANTA - North American Properties-Atlanta (NAP), developer of Avalon, is partnering with Hotwire Communications to build Georgia’s first fiberhood — an ultra-high-speed FTTP broadband network. Avalon is a $600 million, 2.4 million-square-foot resort-inspired mixed-use development in Alpharetta, Ga., a northern suburb of Atlanta.

NAP is building a custom FTTP network throughout the community offering fiber connection speeds more than 100 times faster than services currently available in the Atlanta region. Hotwire, a provider of fiber optic telecommunications services, will offer 1 Gbps speeds to every resident, hotel guest, retail shop, restaurant and office worker at Avalon.

Unprecedented Internet speeds will make Avalon a technology and innovation destination, affording businesses the opportunity to future-proof operations. Nationwide, communities that offer gigabit Internet connections are seeing a boom in economic development. Since the announcement that Google Fiber was going to Kansas City, an onslaught of startups has flocked to the area, giving it the nickname “Silicon Prairie.” Google Fiber's recent announcement, in Austin, prompted AT&T to announce their own "GigaPower" FTTP program.

Phase one of Avalon, opening in October 2014, will be comprised of 250 luxury rental homes, 101 single-family homes, 400,000 square feet of retail and restaurants and 108,000 square feet of loft office space. Phase two calls for a boutique hotel over retail, a full-service hotel, 100,000 square feet of additional retail and more than 600,000 square feet of additional office space. Construction is underway at Avalon and NAP will begin welcoming businesses and residents to the fiberhood in October 2014.

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