WILMINGTON, N.C., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T1 and Newland Communities today announced that RiverLights will be one of the first mixed-use communities in Wilmington2 to receive the 100% fiber network powered by AT&T Fiber℠. A boon for businesses and residents alike, the 100% fiber ultra-fast network will offer a gigabit internet connection to homes, apartments and business locations in the development.
Situated along the Cape Fear River on River Road, RiverLights will celebrate its grand opening this December and welcome new residents after the first of the year. The RiverLights community is owned by a business entity of North American Sekisui House, LLC (NASH), and is being developed by Newland Communities, the master developer of the community. RiverLights is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns or manages together, in 13 states across the US. RiverLights will offer approximately 1,400 acres of mixed-use living, residential home sites, commercial spaces, boardwalks, parks, and miles of trails for exploration. And soon, the community will feature gigabit internet connection from AT&T to every home, apartment unit and business.
"We want to bring ultra-fast internet speeds and access to content in near real-time to more customers," said Peter Feeney, vice president of multifamily and connected community sales, AT&T. "We're working with property owners, management groups, homeowner associations and developers to expand the availability of ultra-fast internet over our 100% fiber network. This will make properties more attractive to potential residents and businesses."
"Having a gigabit connection available to every home throughout the RiverLights community means our residents have the ability to work from home without missing a beat," said Bill Mumford, vice president, development, Newland Communities, responsible for the development of RiverLights. "The internet speeds available can also provide an added benefit to the commercial businesses that want to relocate to RiverLights not seen in many other locations."
What can residents and businesses do with a service that starts with a 1 gig connection?
With internet speeds 20 times faster than the average cable customer3, you can download 25 songs in 1 second or your favorite 90-minute HD movie in less than 34 seconds.4 You can also instantly access the latest online movies, music and games, upload photos or videos, or connect faster to the cloud, virtual reality and more.
Connecting to your entertainment, information and community is simple with added Wi-Fi hotspots in public spaces throughout the community.
Residents on our 100% fiber network in their home have access to the latest Wi-Fi technology. They can enjoy our best in-home Wi-Fi experience, faster Wi-Fi speeds, broad coverage and support for all of their devices.
Residents of RiverLights on the 100% fiber network are also eligible for U-verse TV service. They can watch and record up to 6 HD programs at the same time. Residents will also be able to record and store more of their favorite shows – up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD programming.
RiverLights is approximately 1,400-acre planned mixed-use community located in Wilmington, N.C. RiverLights will feature a variety of residential home sites, commercial space, a variety of public parks, a beautiful 38-acre freshwater lake, community gathering spaces, and views and access to the Cape Fear River. Upon completion, RiverLights is planned to have approximately 2,290 single family and multifamily homes, townhomes, and condominiums. RiverLights is developed by Newland Communities, the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the United States. With over 45 years of experience, Newland and its affiliates have completed or have underway more than 140 diverse real estate developments, over 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. To learn more about RiverLights in Wilmington, visit www.RiverLightsLiving.com, Facebook or Twitter.
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2 Initial availability limited to select areas. May not be available in your area. Go to att.com/fibermap to see if you qualify.
3 More than 20x faster based on a maximum download speed of AT&T service over 100% fiber network (1Gbps speed tier) vs. weighted average cable Internet customer's speed of major U.S. cable providers per the FCC 2015 Measuring Broadband America – Fixed Broadband Report. Actual speeds may vary.
4 Speed/Time examples are estimates.