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Navigating Your Private, “Revenue-Generating”, Internet Network Through the 5G and WiFi 6 Landscape; for the Apartments, Neighborhoods, and Communities We Manage.

Navigating Your Private, “Revenue-Generating”, Internet Network Through the 5G and WiFi 6 Landscape; for the Apartments, Neighborhoods, and Communities We Manage.
Relax your mind and take a deep breath and hold it in; hold, hold, hold…. Maybe we shouldn’t hold our breath for too long because in most areas 5G may not become available for some time, if at all. Further, 5G may have some very serious physical limitations, especially indoors.   If and when 5G fully matures could it replace WiFi 6 or will it complement it? Looking back may shed some light on what to expect; this article from Qorvo.com sums it up nicely; “Every time a new cellular phone standard comes out, we see new claims about the “end of Wi-Fi.” When 3G was announced, the promise was that it would make Wi‑Fi (802.11b) redundant, which clearly turned out to be incorrect. With 4G (LTE), this story repeated itself and claimed it would put Wi‑Fi (802.11ac) in the shredder. And now the 5G message is that it will cover both the inside and outside of homes and buildings. It’s almost as though Wi‑Fi will soon no longer be needed [sarcastically].” In any event, the best bet for lighting fast, affordable Internet for apartments or any group-setting, whether it be with 5G, Fiber or the latest WiFi technology (or a combination), might be with a Private Network Operator (PNO). PNO’s build privately-owned networks for small group settings like apartments, HOA’s, neighborhoods and community clusters. And yes, you can have a Private Network that uses all three technologies; 5G, Fiber and WiFi 6. These privately-owned networks have the flexibility to stay ahead of the technology curve, generate revenue......
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A Guide to Multi-family Low-Voltage Installations, and Fiber Construction

A Guide to Multi-family Low-Voltage Installations, and Fiber Construction
  Whether you’re developing new Multi-Family projects or retrofitting older ones, chances are you have considered a modern Internet and telecommunications system for your project. Let’s face it, everyone and everything uses the Internet these days; which has led to a growing trend among apartment owners who see the competitive advantage of driving a cutting-edge, technologically-driven brand. Take this marketing campaign as an example of a brand refresh possibility (copyrighted). “Choosing the right apartment for your money is not easy, you want a modern, affordable place to live without sacrificing on the amenities. Why not choose an apartment that offers smarter amenities? Ones you will really use, like XYZ Apartments Fiber-Backed inclusive Internet & WiFi amenity. Enjoy the Internet from your living room to the pool at fiber speeds!” ·         Tag Line: Smarter Spending, Smarter living© Construction of a new or retrofitted Fiber-Backed telecommunications system has many moving parts and can take considerable research, strategy, and investment.  When it comes to big technology decisions, most would agree to mitigate the risks; many accomplish this by not adopting technology too early (early adopters). Conversely, choose to get involved after the technology has a proven track record (“early majority”); thus, maximizing reward while mitigating risk. However, waiting too long (“laggards”) also has its own set of risks; you will eventually be deemed irrelevant in your marketplace. Further, and perhaps worse, you may miss out on a trifecta of profits earned from monthly recurring revenue, property value increase, and higher occupancy. So, when is the right time to get involved? Not too early and......
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How to Fix Slow Internet, Generate Revenue and Ditch the “Cable Guys” With a Multifamily Internet Service

An Educational Series for Apartments, HOA’s and Co-Op’s: Part II “Pure Internet”   Pure Internet, the refreshing, no hassle experience of fast, fiber backed“Internet That Just Works”. It flows like the crystal clean rivers in the Glacier Mountains, unpolluted by the impurities of the big cities. It rushes to its destination, shimmering off the rocks with a turquoise clarity. Pure Internet is an unadulterated network of low latency paths, moving data directly and efficiently to its endpoint. Traveling unobstructed by bottlenecks or inefficiencies; safely and securely arriving to its destination.  The pipes are bountiful, clean and safe; the obstacles that litter most networks have been removed. The end-user is left with a great sense of freedom, ease and gratitude from the Internet experience, so much so they may even begin to take it for granted.    In contrast, in part one; we discussed the current “Dirty City Water” Internet experience that most Americans are accustomed to. In short; you have been sold Internet speeds that are not really speeds at all but rather capacity, on an oversubscribed network.  Speeds that are asymmetrical, transmitting over antiquated wiring technology, first used 100 years ago. You have “hired” yourself to configure your network, trying desperately to fend off dirty data and professional hackers with an over-the-counter router. You call for support and reach your, “not-so friendly” monopolistic ISP who has no financial incentive to improve the situation. For an “arm-and-a-leg” they promise they will give it their “best effort”; however they seem to be having a hard enough time fix......
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How to Fix Bad Cell Phone Coverage for an Apartment Complex?

How to Fix Bad Cell Phone Coverage for an Apartment Complex?
How to Fix Bad Cell Phone Coverage for an Apartment Complex? Carrier Grade WiFi Calling for Apartment Buildings is Finally Here. “Can You Hear Me Now?” “Can You Hear Me Now?” It’s happened to everyone. You’re locked in, completely engrossed in conversation. All of a sudden a little static begins on the line. Then a bit more and before you know it, you have missed every other word. Eventually the call drops completely… You look at your phone to find that you have no service, 0 bars. Hopefully, it was just friendly banter and not something vitally important. God forbid that it was an important sales call or a hard-to-reach individual. We’ve all experienced bad cell coverage and while it’s a pain, hopefully it only happens once in a “blue moon”. We may expect it while driving through a rural landscape, but if it happens from home; it’s an entirely different frustration. If you’re an apartment owner with this scenario you can rest assured… your residents will quickly be finding a new place to live, costing you and your brand. Let’s face it, not all apartments have good cell coverage. These days this can be a major problem for apartment owners. Bad cell coverage can drive occupancy, loyalty, satisfaction and retention down fast. Residents do not put up with bad coverage; many will post negative online reviews which could damage your online reputation. Some may try to change cell providers; however, they are not usually happy to do so. WiFi Calling Replaces DAS – “Two Birds, On......
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Gigabit Fiber For Apartment Complexes -- An Easy 8% Increase In Rental Income Is Just The Beginning.

Gigabit Fiber For Apartment Complexes -- An Easy 8% Increase In Rental Income Is Just The Beginning.
“Gigabit Fiber” or “Fiber to the Unit” (FTTU) is now an easy, affordable and revenue-generating way to provide Internet access to most apartment complexes. When the service is done right, the benefits include profits, resident attraction, brand recognition, loyalty, retention, and new marketing capabilities. Often missed are the cost savings found in the overall construction outlays; redacting the antiquated wiring expenses from the buildout are now possible. Properties can go ALL FIBER for their telecommunications needs. Additionally, Gigabit Fiber creates an infrastructure which is “future ready” and allows for a whole new realm of ancillary add-ons.  This concept is often thought of as the Internet of Things (IoT). Allowing apartments to bridge the gap between a temporary living environment and the long term comforts of a futuristic home intrinsically can shift the residents overall satisfaction. Millennial and remote work populations are on the rise; just the mere mention that your apartment has fiber is enough to have residents and prospective residents clamoring. Why Gigabit Fiber? If you are the end user (resident) this question is rather easy to answer. You want the fastest, most reliable speeds available.  Fiber provides this. Further, you are sick and tired of antiquated DSL and cable Internet options. If you are an apartment owner it boils down to 4 things: 1) Profits (Recurring and Intrinsic) Fiber and other high-end Internet services like Fiber Backed WiFi,offer the real possibility of monthly recurring profits that can be entered into your balance sheet as “Internet Income.” Selling quality Internet services to you......
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Show Me The Money! 4 Ways Fiber-Backed WiFi for Apartments Will Create Internet Income

Show Me The Money! 4 Ways Fiber-Backed WiFi for Apartments Will Create Internet Income
Internet revenue is fast becoming the new ancillary income for multifamily apartment owners. Many apartment owners have known for years that Internet is one of; if not the most important amenities prospective residents are looking for. What may not have been so intuitive is how many Internet choices are available to property owners that were not in the market place until now. Additionally, they may not realize all the new business opportunities that are now available by maximizing the “Internet Real Estate” they own. What’s the Current Market Place Like? Up to this point it has been common place to allow the “Big-Box Internet” companies to provide antiquated infrastructure and services to residents. In some cases the property owners are even incentivized to “push” or market the services for financial gain. Although this model has been the norm for years in the multifamily industry, it has fundamentally disregarded huge advances in technology, namely ones dealing with Internet delivery. Compounding this issue are the huge amounts of profit left on the table by property owners. The current model enables monopolistic “Big Box Internet” providers to offer inferior services while making a majority of the revenue from YOUR residents. Unfortunately, there are no good reasons for this mentality to change. They will go on offering inferior residential services for astronomical prices mainly because it makes financial sense FOR THEM.  Think about it…Why cannibalize your billion dollar infrastructure with upgrades, when there is really no push-back from the marketplace to do so?  When you think about it this......
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