AUSTIN, TX, August 8, 2013 – CampusConnect, an Austin-based student housing network service provider, today announced its debut as the first company to offer an unprecedented one gigabit service per resident in student housing communities nationwide. The company’s gigabit service provides unrestricted connectivity that enables students to connect all of their devices at a rate that is 100 times faster than the average cable internet available in American households. CampusConnect was selected by American Campus Communities, the largest owner and manager of high-quality student housing in the U.S., to deliver this premier gigabit solution to their new flagship property The Callaway House Austin.
“Today’s college students demand two things from their ISP: speed and mobility. We provide both,” said Rob Paver, President of CampusConnect. “Our team leverages expertise and training from both the provider and owner/developer perspective, helping our clients reduce unforeseen spending and develop stable budgets while exceeding students’ expectations.”
Today, more student housing communities are struggling to keep up with rapidly rising student demand for connectivity. Students who used to carry around cumbersome backpacks laden with heavy books are now replaced by those who are more apt to bring lightweight iPads to class, buy e-textbooks, participate in Skype study groups, or post their homework to online services such as Blackboard.
A significant 73 percent of students need technology to study and just about the same number, 70 percent, use a computer or tablet to take notes. (Source: Presta Electronics infographic). “Student housing operators aim to fill this demand by providing advanced technological amenities,” said Paver. “Students who live in a CampusConnect property will have the freedom to use the internet for all of their study and entertainment needs without restrictions.”
Building Networks from a Dual-Client Perspective
As the industry leader, American Campus Communities turned to CampusConnect to outfit The Callaway House, which the company is touting as setting a new standard in student housing. “We wanted a partner who understands our residents’ technology needs and can also meet our quality and budget expectations as an owner, developer and manager. CampusConnect has the flexibility and commitment to help us achieve our goals. ” said Bill Bayless, President and CEO of American Campus Communities.
“As a part CampusConnect’s full service promise, student residents can connect an unlimited number of devices, and they can also text, call, chat, or email Austin-based technology representatives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Residents and managers appreciate knowing that they can reach a knowledgeable representative anytime on their schedule,” said Paver.
CampusConnect, a proven student housing network and technology resource provider, delivers customizable solutions nationwide. CampusConnect is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Apogee, the largest residential networking provider in higher education. The first company to offer one gigabit connection available in student housing, CampusConnect provides a fully-integrated, total connectivity solution with services such as wall-to-wall mobility, cable television, 24/7 network and mobile device support, as well as network design and construction services. www.campusconnect.net
About American Campus Communities
American Campus Communities, Inc. is the largest owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities in the United States. The company is a fully integrated, self-managed and self-administered equity real estate investment trust (REIT) with expertise in the design, finance, development, construction management, and operational management of student housing properties. American Campus Communities owns 160 student housing properties containing approximately 98,800 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC’s total managed portfolio consists of 191 properties with approximately 122,800 beds. Visit www.americancampus.com or www.studenthousing.com.