Temple University taps Comcast to connect off-campus housing

Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Xfinity Communities will provide technology and entertainment solutions to Vantage, an off-campus housing property for students ...

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Comcast's (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Xfinity Communities will provide technology and entertainment solutions to Vantage, an off-campus housing property for students attending Temple University in Philadelphia. Immediately upon move-in, residents will have access to property-wide WiFi and multiscreen streaming video.

Xfinity Communities Select WiFi places access points (APs) throughout the 984-resident property, eliminating the need for residents to have equipment such as individual routers in their units.

"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, The Goldenberg Group, which built the property. "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 service for on-campus Temple University students, residents at Vantage can watch live TV, on-demand and recorded content on IP-enabled devices, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones. With no need for a set-top box, residents only download the Xfinity Stream app to access content, beginning at the moment of 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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