March 13, 2017

Babcock Ranch establishes state-of-the-art communications network

By: Vicki Parsons - IT

March 2/2017

CenturyLink Inc. and Kitson & Partners announced they will provide one of the fastest residential internet speeds available in the U.S. to residents of the new, solar-powered town of Babcock Ranch, now under construction in Southwest Florida. CenturyLink will be the exclusive broadband provider in Babcock Ranch, delivering gigabit internet service over its fiber network to every home and business.

“Through our partnership with CenturyLink, we are able to leverage cutting edge technologies to deliver a whole new way of living that is both environmentally friendly and technologically advanced,” said Syd Kitson, chairman and CEO of Kitson & Partners. “With CenturyLink fiber built into the town’s infrastructure and available to every home and business, we’re able to provide high-quality broadband connectivity to our residents and business owners at a low cost.”

Once complete, Babcock Ranch is expected to have more than 19,000 residential units. CenturyLink’s data network will provide all residents access to internet speeds up to one gigabit per second, with even higher speeds available for area businesses. In addition, voice services and CenturyLink Prism TV, CenturyLink’s interactive television service, will also be available to each residential unit.

Fiber provides residents and businesses with one of the most in-demand amenities for a 21st century community — fast internet speeds with the bandwidth to use technology in a way that enhances everyday life. Residents will be able to stream multiple HD movies at the same time, upload huge files in seconds, video chat without interruption, play games in real time and engage in all aspects of social networking. Small businesses can use fiber to increase productivity and efficiency while working in the cloud, sharing multimedia files, streaming video content and backing up data in real-time.