February 13, 2006 Sparks, NV -- AT&T announced an agreement with Kiley Ranch, a new home development in northern Nevada, to build a FTTP network. According to a press release, the development will be one of the first to benefit from AT&T's Project Lightspeed, a multibillion dollar deployment of fiber that the carrier says will reach approximately 18 million households as part of its initial rollout.
As a result of the fiber project, the carrier plans to deliver its AT&T Yahoo! U-verse portfolio of Internet services. The Kiley Ranch agreement is part of the AT&T SmartMoves program, which the company says helps builders and developers, as well as apartment-building owners, deliver communications and entertainment services to residents.
"More and more, single-family home builders and developers are working closely with service providers like AT&T to add value to their properties and gain a competitive advantage," comments Loretta Walker, AT&T's Northern California and Nevada market area vice president and general manager. "New homeowners are drawn to developments that offer the latest in communications technologies, such as high speed Internet access, and nationwide, more than half upgrade both their communications and entertainment services when they move."
According to the release, development of Kiley Ranch, located in the Spanish Springs Valley in northern Sparks, began last year and will continue over an estimated 10-year time frame. The project consists of 808 acres and is a planned community containing a balance of commercial developments, office and business parks, multi-family and single-family residential neighborhoods, schools, parks, and open space.
"Kiley Ranch will foster excellence in combining residential and business development and represents what we call a live-work environment that allows residents to work where they live and play," concludes Paul Curtis, CEO of Kiley Ranch Communities. "By teaming with AT&T SmartMoves, we can increase the value of our homes for potential buyers by offering state-of-the-art communications and entertainment solutions."