Avalon, a mixed-use development in Alpharetta, has partnered with Hotwire Communications to build Georgia’s first “fiberhood,” an ultra high speed fiber-to-the-premises broadband network.
- Gigabit speeds are 100 times faster then the average US connection
- Hotwire Communications has built the infrastructure for Avalon’s fiber and will provide the service with their product called Fision.
- All connections are end-to-end fiber (no copper)
- Individuals can get a full gig worth of internet in their home
- Why did Avalon’s developer do this? Internet/bandwidth use is growing by 30% annually in the US and they chose fiber because it’s “scaleable to grow with demand” and is”future proof”
- $600 million, 2.4 million-square-foot “resort-inspired” development 45 minutes north of Atlanta
- “Oozes technology” with Fiberhood offering, IP based NDVR security cameras & RFID technology for events and concierge service
- 108,000 square feet of loft office space
- Gwinnett Technical College recently broke ground on a new campus right across the street from the development
- #1 Place to relocate in the US according to Forbes
- 6th fastest growing city in the US
- Most tech jobs per capita in the southeast
- 600 tech companies are based there (that’s more than Austin, TX)
- HQ to three Fortune 500 companies
- Strong leadership with Mark Hubbard as the CEO of the Alpharetta Technology Commission and Karen Cashion as the President and founder of the Greater Alpharetta Tech Network.
Stay Tuned. Hypepotamus will be featuring more of the Alpharetta Tech scene in the coming months.