Ft. Worth Development Getting 10 Gbps Internet

Dec. 7, 2016
The planned community of Walsh in Ft. Worth, TX, is slated to get 10 Gbps broadband from Internet service provider Frog, based on fiber ...

The planned community of Walsh in Ft. Worth, TX, is slated to get 10 Gbps broadband from Internet service provider Frog, based on fiber technology from ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) via the vendor's "Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives" program.

Developed by Republic Property Group, the 7,200-acre Texas neighborhood will feature some of the fastest residential Internet speeds in the country. Frog designed the infrastructure and connectivity for homes and businesses at Walsh, and will leverage ADTRAN's Gigabit broadband platform.

"Our goal is for Walsh to become a new center of innovation for Texas and the nation. To deliver on that vision, Frog assembled a team on the forefront of infrastructure development that could imagine and design technology solutions at Walsh that treat internet connectivity as a fourth utility, requiring the same weight as a community's need for reliable water, gas and electricity," said Tony Ruggeri, co-CEO of Republic Property Group. "ADTRAN's industry-leading hardware plays a critical role in enabling us to build and implement a flexible, scalable network that will support advances in technology far into the future, while also delivering 10Gig internet speeds to Walsh residents and businesses today."

Among the first to get 10 Gbps connectivity at Walsh will be students attending a new Aledo ISD elementary school. The school, set to open for the 2017-2018 school year, will be the first of as many as eight future elementary schools located in Walsh neighborhoods.

Homebuilders at Walsh broke ground this fall, with presales in the neighborhood scheduled to begin in early 2017. Corporate campuses, local businesses and residents will have immediate access to 10 Gbps service plans upon moving to Walsh, with onsite customer service provided to the community by Frog. Walsh residents will receive 2 Gbps Internet services with costs covered by their homeowners' association dues, and they have the ability to upgrade to up to 10 Gbps service plans. The initial phase of development at Walsh will feature a market, a 10,000-square-foot-gym, hiking and walking trails, and a community co-working space.

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