Two MDU Properties in Pennsylvania Select Xfinity Communities Wi-Fi Ready

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Xfinity Communities announced that it is providing connectivity via Wi-Fi Ready to residents at two multi-family communities in Pennsylvania: The Residences at the Promenade in Dresher and The Chestnut at University City in Philadelphia 

Wi-Fi Ready is an offering where Xfinity Wi-Fi gateways are preinstalled in residential units allowing for immediate wireless Internet access. With Wi-Fi Ready, residents easily activate their network connection upon move-in through a smartphone, tablet or laptop without requiring additional equipment or technician visits. This contactless and simplified experience has proven especially useful in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Residences at the Promenade

The Residences at The Promenade are located on 25 acres at the corner of Welsh Road and Dreshertown Road in thriving Easter Montgomery PA, which is a master-planned, mixed-use community designed to integrate luxury living with lifestyle retail in a convenient main street environment. Residents in the 402 units can also enjoy the latest in advanced Internet technology with Xfinity Communities Wi-Fi Ready services. Wi-Fi Ready provides up-to-Gig-speed connectivity, powering Internet access as well as Internet-enabled solutions, such as streaming entertainment, smart home automation and voice service.

Additionally, community amenities like a rooftop pool, 24/7 concierge and onsite fitness center are accentuated by high-performance Wi-Fi and entertainment services provided through Comcast Business in all common areas of the property.

"In designing our community, our goal was to offer the best in class services, amenities and technology at our residents' fingertips for the ultimate experience," said Michael Markman, President at BET Investments. "Our close partnership with Xfinity Communities along with their high-performance Internet solutions ensures that our residents will have great connectivity in their homes as simply as possible."

The move-out process is just as simple for residents and managers, facilitated by a simple call to Comcast customer service to terminate service. The unit is then ready for the next resident to begin the activation process.

"We live and work in these communities and are committed to providing residents and property managers with a streamlined technology experience that will simplify their lives," said Tina Rodriguez, Senior Director, Xfinity Communities, Freedom Region. "Xfinity Communities is working closely with BET Investments to ensure The Residences at the Promenade offers a high-performance Internet solution for all its residents' needs – education, work and entertainment."

The Chestnut at University City

The Chestnut at University City in Philadelphia is also implementing high-performance connectivity via Wi-Fi Ready. A 30-story, 405-unit residential building in the heart of the vibrant University City neighborhood in Philadelphia, The Chestnut offers luxury units and common areas. Residents enjoy living spaces featuring wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows and the convenience of Xfinity Communities WiFi Ready high-performance Internet, supported by a pre-installed WiFi gateways. This removes a major pain point of the resident onboarding experience by offering near-instant access and up to Gig-speed connectivity that can power Comcast's wide array of entertainment solutions, smart home automation and voice service.

“Our close proximity to the major hospitals and colleges such as the University of Pennsylvania, the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and Drexel University brings us into a competitive market that attracts students, professionals and families who all require high-performance Internet to work and study from home," said Kevin Urso, Development Manager, Exeter Property Group. "We opted to pre-install Xfinity Communities WiFi gateways as it not only streamlines the move-in process under normal circumstances, but greatly simplified our early move-ins during the pandemic by offering a contactless setup without the need to secure equipment or arrange for a technician visit."

According to the 2019 report, "The State of Smart Technology in the Multifamily Housing Industry," high-speed Internet and WiFi are the technology amenities that provide residents with the most joy, providing the ability to connect in individual units and through a common area WiFi network. Additionally, property managers are able to easily power their office and business needs with the Xfinity Communities WiFi Ready solutions without the need to manage equipment or coordinate onsite technician visits.

"The WiFi Ready solution provides The Chestnut with a competitive technology differentiator as it immediately offers residents the WiFi connection they need to power their digital lifestyles," said Tina Rodriguez, Senior Director, Xfinity Communities for the Freedom Region. "It elevates the move-in experience, brings high-performance connectivity throughout each resident's stay, and streamlines the responsibilities of the property management team, matching the sophistication and design of this extraordinary University City property."




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