In response to rising demand for accelerated internet connectivity and underscoring its commitment to innovation, American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), the nation’s largest owner and manager of high-quality student housing communities, today announced that it will provide unprecedented internet service of up to one Gigabit per resident at the new The Callaway House Austin, an off-campus community that will serve students attending The University of Texas at Austin.
- The Callaway House becomes the nation’s first student housing community to experience internet connectivity of up to one Gigabit per second per resident. Gigabit speed is equivalent to 1,000 megabits per second.
- Connectivity 100 times faster than the average cable internet available in American households, or multifamily residential housing including student housing.
- Direct gigabit connectivity to The University of Texas campus network.
- Unrestricted number of devices enables The Callaway House residents to connect their tablets, laptops, smart phones, televisions and more.
According to Jorge de Cardenas, chief technology officer at American Campus, “Consistent with Google’s recent announcement of their fiber initiative in Austin, we believe that significant improvement in internet connectivity will promote the productivity of our residents and encourage the emergence of new applications and services yet unknown. This infrastructure sets a new standard in student housing connectivity by removing bandwidth as a barrier.”About American Campus Communities (ACC) 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 161 student housing properties containing approximately 98,000 beds. Including its owned and third-party managed properties, ACC’s total managed portfolio consists of 194 properties with approximately 123,300 beds. Visit www.americancampus.com and www.studenthousing.com. About The Callaway House The Callaway House Austin is a new off-campus flagship property of American Campus Communities’ serving students attending The University of Texas at Austin offering state-of-the-art accommodations, amenities and services in the form of a full service residence hall and penthouse apartments. The property features modern spacious units, an extensive recreational and social center, computer center, a roof top fitness center, academic deck and swimming pool along with full service dining and an extensive residence life program. www.callawayhouseaustin.com About CampusConnect CampusConnect, an innovative student housing networking and resource provider, provides customizable network solutions to student housing communities across the United States. CampusConnect is a subsidiary of Apogee, the largest residential networking provider in higher education. The first company to offer the fastest one gigabit connection available in student housing, CampusConnect provides a fully-integrated, total connectivity solution with services such as wall-to-wall mobility, 24/7 network and mobile device support, custom HD channel lineups and expanded cable packages. www.campusconnect.net