For some background, AT&T approached the Association about installing such a network – very likely a multi-million dollar effort – at very little cost to the Association. Rather, with the use of funding from a program for the purpose of expanding fiber capabilities to residential buildings such as Park Tower across the United States. AT&T was given a formal green light to begin this process, after the PTCA Board extended an offer to our current internet service provider RCN to come up with an alternate plan to compete. RCN was unable to propose a reasonable or economically feasible counter proposal, so AT&T was invited to proceed.
Work is getting underway, as they lay the foundation to install this building wide fiber optic network. They started by bringing the main fiber optic artery into the building at 1P, near the location motorcycles park at. Parkers on 1p may have noticed some of this work going on, as they brought the main line in and installed the ‘HUB’ for the fiber lines.
The proposed network of fiber optic lines will extend from the HUB (pictured above) into the tower to each floor and unit.
You can read more about these plans and what it means, in the most recent edition of the Tower Talk Newsletter. An article about the coming installation begins on page 6 of the September-November 2017 edition of Park Tower’s quarterly.
Also, watch for announcements are we are working on scheduling a Town Hall Meeting with AT&T, so that owners and residents have an opportunity to learn more and ask questions.