FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Hotwire Communications has been selected as the telecommunications provider for the apartment complex, park, restaurant and performing arts center “Spoke,” being built by private developer Columbia Ventures LLC. As part of a unique private/public partnership, this $40 million project will be built at the Edgewood-Candler Park transit station in partnership with the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority.
Hotwire will provide the 224 apartments with Fision Home service, a 100% fiber-based system that includes 1GB internet, and its best of breed IPTV. Fision Home is fully HD capable and includes Hotwires replay TV service and full video on demand capability. This will insure that the new complex, tied to Hotwire’s proprietary internet backbone, will join a host of other Hotwire ultra -connected communities in the Atlanta area.
The multifamily phase of this transit-oriented development project is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2018. A second phase, to begin in 2017, includes a public greenspace, a restaurant, and a teaching and performing arts center.
About Hotwire Communications: Hotwire Communications is an industry leader in providing Gigabit connectivity and streaming video solutions to the hospitality industry. For over a decade, Hotwire has been at the forefront of the Gigabit revolution, installing fiber optic networks and delivering 1 Gbps speed since 2005. Hotwire now delivers 10 Gbps connectivity to residential, commercial, hospitality, and student living environments through its Fision® Home, Work, Stay, U, and Encore divisions. Hotwire Communications provides state-of-the-art technology, superior white-glove customer care, and an expanding suite of bundled telecommunication services.
Columbia Ventures LLC was formed in 2013 to focus on residentially anchored mixed-use development in urban locations in the southeastern United States. Created in collaboration with the principals of the award-winning affordable housing development and property management firm Columbia Residential, the new company leverages the platform founded in 1991 byNoel Khalil to create a market-rate development and investment company with a unique skill set and dynamic approach to urban development.