LENOX COVE APARTMENTS in Jacksonville, Florida needed an operational gigabit speed Wi-Fi service to attract residents before their grand opening on April 1. Their three multi-story buildings with more than 100 apartments needed to offer high speed connectivity and roaming ready on the day tenants started moving in.
The local cable company proposed a typical DOCSIS residential service model that involved replacing the coax cable throughout the building. They had been given 6 months to complete the project. In December, the service provider reported that they had difficulty in meeting the cutover time. The property owner’s research led them to RealtyCom partners, a consulting firm specializing in multifamily telecommunications solutions.
D. Rush Blakely, President and CEO at RealtyCom Partners recommended the property owner contact WorldVue about a solution that can quickly enable gigabit Wi-Fi using a building’s existing legacy wiring (either coax or telephone pairs).
“Rush Blakely saw the ability for Lenox Cove to still bring in revenue to the property via bulk services, but also deliver the Gigabit speeds that a lot of residents have come to expect,” says Blake Bolin, Revenue Optimization Specialist, WorldVue.
“With tenants moving in, we were desperate to have a Wi-Fi solution up and ready,” says Michael Brown, property owner at Lenox Cove. “WorldVue saved the day for us by providing service in all three of the buildings without needing to cut into the drywall of each unit or drill through our concrete slab ceilings.”