ADTRAN®, Inc., a provider of next-generation multigigabit fiber and fiber extension broadband access solutions, has announced Tavistock Development Company is leveraging the ADTRAN Total Access 5000 (TA5000) 10G fiber access platform with XGS-PON technology to deliver Florida’s first 10 Gbps high-performance broadband service to Sunbridge, its newest master-planned community in Central Florida.
Working through service provider 832 Communications, Tavistock will provide up to 10 Gbps symmetrical FTTH services to an anticipated 10,000 residents over the next 10 years. ADTRAN’s solutions provide the flexibility, reliability and ease of use Tavistock needs to build out an exceptional network and support the unique needs of the 27,000-acre Sunbridge community.
Traditional Tier 1 service providers do not currently offer high-speed broadband options in the Central Florida region surrounding Sunbridge. Tavistock searched for a solution that could deliver on its innovative vision to provide multigigabit services that will support the large-scale development plans for residents and businesses, and their increased demand for OTT streaming, telehealth, remote education and work-from-home scenarios.
“With Sunbridge, we have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to build a new kind of community,” said Jim Zboril, Senior Managing Director at Tavistock. “It is uniquely connected – both physically to the natural Florida landscape and digitally allowing residents and businesses to have unprecedented connectivity that will enable them to take advantage of future technological progress.”
Sunbridge represents a fresh approach to regional growth, balancing residential, business and recreational uses amongst large stretches of Florida’s natural environment. Sunbridge is in the initial stages of a multi-decade buildout. The community’s first residents arrived in Del Webb Sunbridge in 2020, and a second neighborhood, Weslyn Park, will open in the fall of 2021. The community’s technology approach is designed to support and enhance connectivity while creating a frictionless user experience.
“All across America, families are looking to join communities that can support their interests. Whether that is hiking a series of challenging trails or conquering the latest virtual reality game, we all need reliable connectivity. ADTRAN’s solutions enable service providers to meet these demands today and build a network that can grow with the communities they serve,” said Craig Stein, Vice President of Sales at ADTRAN. “We’re helping communities, large and small, rapidly deliver the internet access and connected home experience their subscribers demand, which is drawing more residents and opportunities to their areas.”
The ADTRAN TA5000 platform is the highest density 10G PON solution in the U.S. market and serves as the foundation for the industry’s most comprehensive fiber access portfolio.
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