Broadband Funding: What It Means for You.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Aug 12, 2021 9:52:07 AM

After a year and a half of COVID-19 and a national shutdown, the government is taking action to ensure broadband infrastructure and connectivity for all Americans become a reality.

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Topics: Internet, Broadband, Connectivity, COVID-19, Emergency Broadband Benefit, Federal Funding, U.S. Infrastructure Bill, American Rescue Plan, Pandemic Relief

The Need for Speed.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 14, 2021 2:50:44 PM

There's a need, a need for speed. By 2030, a family of four will require symmetrical speeds in their homes of at least 2 Gbps. That's according to the Fiber Broadband Association's (FBA) latest research. The report also stated that fiber is the best option to bring future-ready networks to households. But what about today's need for speed?

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Topics: Internet, FCC, Connectivity, Smart Devices, Telehealth, Streaming, Internet Usage, Internet Speed, FBA, Work From Home, Remote Learning

Meet WHIT: The Wellness Smart Home.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jul 29, 2020 8:11:31 AM

In a recent conversation with Peter Murray of Dense Networks, he had mentioned WHIT, the latest home in smart technology focused on wellness and home innovation.

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Topics: Internet, Connectivity, Verizon, Smart Home Technology, Smart Devices, Smart Home, Wellness Home Innovation Technology, WHIT, Lake Nona

Telehealth: Why Connectivity Matters.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Jun 7, 2019 11:03:48 AM

Telehealth, or the provision of healthcare remotely by means of telecommunications technology, has made its way into the headlines lately, especially when it comes to senior living.

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Topics: Internet, Connectivity, Telehealth, Google, Comcast, Apple

The Mixed Perception of Bulk Services in the Apartment Marketplace.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Sep 14, 2018 3:28:22 PM

In today’s market, there is a mixed perception of bulk broadband services. Some Owners and Developers want no affiliation with the video and Internet selections that their residents make. Some Owners believe in providing choice options of different providers for residents to choose from. These two schools of thought were very popular in recent years past. However, the market’s perception of bulk is changing based on segment. Markets including student housing and senior housing are somewhat predisposed to bulk services. While markets such as market rate and affordable housing are beginning to see the value. What’s true of all segments of the market is that Owners, Developers, Managers, and residents are curious about the Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity.

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Topics: Internet, Bulk Agreements, Connectivity, Internet of Things, IoT

Technology Evolution: Smart Steps to a Sustainable Apartment.

Posted by Sarah Locker on Aug 22, 2018 9:53:39 AM

If you are involved in Real Estate or Technology Planning for your community, it’s likely that you’ve heard the buzz-terms "Smart Apartments, "Internet of Things (IoT)," "Smart Home Automation," and more. These terms have grown in popularity as more and more residents choose "smart amenities" over traditional ones. Smart amenities range from services such as keyless entry through mobile applications to auto-adjust thermostats and lighting. As this technology evolution continues to grow, how can you be sure that your community is sustainable and not susceptible to these trends?

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Topics: Connectivity, Technology Evolution, Internet of Things, IoT, Smart Apartment

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Converged Connect.

Posted by Hal Gross on Apr 12, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect.

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Topics: Connectivity, Hurricane Season, Converged Connect

Greetings from Austin!

Posted by Sarah Locker on Apr 6, 2018 10:48:53 AM

Greetings from Austin! We are attending the 10th annual InterFace Student Housing Conference and excited to share our experience with you!

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Topics: Austin, InterFace Student Housing Conference, Connectivity

Are You Prepared for the Enormous Demand for Connectivity?

Posted by Sarah Locker on Feb 26, 2018 12:49:51 PM

Apartment Owners, Developers, and Homeowners' Associations – are you prepared for the enormous demand for connectivity in your communities? The statistics firm, Statista, estimates that by 2021, there will be 35.82 billion connected devices in the world. They also estimate that the 35.82 billion will grow to 75.44 billion by 2025. This onset for device connectivity is result of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. IoT is the connecting of everyday devices to each other and the internet. Everyday applications such as Amazon Alexa and Nest Thermostats are basic examples of the IoT expansion. This expansion is not slowing down anytime soon. 

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Topics: Connectivity, Smart Apartment, Apartment

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