PHILADELPHIA -- Xfinity Communities today announced it is providing residents of Vantage -- an amenity-rich, off-campus housing property for Temple University students -- with technology and entertainment solutions. Immediately upon move-in, residents will have access to secure property-wide WiFi and streaming video on any device.
Designed and built by The Goldenberg Group, Vantage offers 984 residents a wide variety of the latest and most popular amenities, including a community and game room, golf simulator, fitness center, and study lounge. In addition to the bandwidth needs associated with these amenities, students and faculty require high-performance Internet to access large files, complete coursework and remain in contact with friends and family. Xfinity Communities Select WiFi places access points throughout the property, eliminating the need for residents to have equipment such as individual routers in their units. Rather, residents are simply given access to the network upon move-in and get the connectivity they need to collaborate on projects with study groups, share the latest video via social media and, with IPTV, watch live, DVR and On Demand video from the device of their choosing.
"Vantage is more than just off-campus student housing -- it is a residential lifestyle community with high-quality amenities. We are committed to providing each student resident with individualized, excellent service that goes beyond the ordinary," said Kevin Trapper, executive vice president of development at The Goldenberg Group. "We opted to work with Xfinity Communities to provide our residents with a reliable, streaming entertainment solution that is in parallel to what on-campus students receive through Xfinity On Campus, as well as high-performance WiFi across the property without the hassle of dealing with routers or gateways in their units."
Similar to the Xfinity On Campus streaming entertainment solution for Temple University students who reside in dorms, residents at Vantage can watch more than 100 channels of live TV, On Demand and recorded content on their IP-enabled devices. These include laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With no need for a set-top box, residents only download the Xfinity Stream app to access content, beginning when they move-in.
"Xfinity Communities is committed to providing a simplified, high-quality experience for residents -- and the property managers who manage these buildings," said Tina Rodriguez, senior director, Xfinity Communities for the Freedom Region. "Without the need for equipment or individualized assistance in configuring internet connections, both residents and property managers experience a smoother move-in process. Our streaming solutions of Select WiFi and Xfinity Stream underscore our simple ethos: it just works."
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