GA Movie Community Gets Comcast Gigabit, X1

Sept. 27, 2017
Pinewood Forrest, a planned residential and mixed-use community in Fayetteville, GA, has partnered with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to offer ...
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Pinewood Forrest, a planned residential and mixed-use community in Fayetteville, GA, has partnered with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) to offer up to gigabit speed Internet to residents and 10 Gbps service to businesses.

Residents will get complimentary 1 Gbps Internet and X1 video service for a year. Comcast currently offers DOCSIS 3.1-based gigabit Internet across its service footprint in greater Atlanta, 24 miles north of Pinewood Forrest. The complimentary service is provided by Pinewood Forrest's Builders Guild. In addition, the community's 118 acres of green space will be connected through Xfinity WiFi service.

Envisioned as a community for storytellers, artisans and creatives, Pinewood Forrest spans 234 acres adjacent to Pinewood Atlanta Studios, a purpose-built movie studio complex. Once complete, Pinewood Forrest will be home to 3,000 residents and accessible to those working on the Pinewood Atlanta Studios campus - up to 3,500 professionals.

"In today's digital world, connectivity and speed are crucial, and even more so to our community of movie studio professionals," said Pinewood Forrest President Rob Parker. "As part of our unwavering commitment to developing an ambitious, creative community, Pinewood Forrest is implementing pioneering technology and infrastructure that removes obstacles and empowers residents to do their best work."

Shawn Geagan, VP for Business Development at Comcast, said: "Pinewood Forrest is among the most technologically advanced mixed-use communities in the Southeast, and the first to offer complimentary DOCSIS-based Internet and X1 video services to customers during their first year of residence. We are thrilled that the community will also offer the largest deployment of WiFi hotspots since Comcast's partnership with SunTrust Park and the Atlanta Braves, which has transformed the fan experience and created a virtually seamless online experience at the surrounding Battery Atlanta."