Carrier
Cable Type
Network Type
Cable Distribution
AT&T
Fiber
Type 1
Partial Coverage
Century Link
Fiber
Type 1
Direct to Tenant
Cogent
Fiber
Type 1
Direct to Tenant
Crown Castle Fiber
Fiber
Type 1
Partial Coverage
Gigstreem
Fixed Wireless
Rooftop Wireless
Direct to Tenant
Pilot Fiber
Fiber
Type 1
Direct to Tenant
RCN
Coaxial
Phone or Cable
Full Coverage
RCN
Fiber
Type 1
Partial Coverage
Spectrum
Fiber
Type 1
Full Coverage
Spectrum
Coaxial
Phone or Cable
Full Coverage
  • 8 fiber providers can provide dedicated, business grade internet access with guaranteed upload and download speeds.
  • Fixed wireless connectivity from the rooftop provides an independent internet option from the wire-line networks entering from the street.
  • Multiple Points of Entry on different sides of the building and diverse riser pathways allow tenants to have maximum redundancy to mitigate the risk of an outage.
  • A distributed antenna system or small cell solution is in place to boost cellular reception throughout the building.
  • Additional riser capacity is available to support future needs of tenants and ISP's throughout the entire building.
  • Telecom equipment is kept in a protected space, separate from other utilities reducing the potential for service disruption.
  • Coaxial cabling can provide bundled phone, cable TV, and basic internet.
  • Fiber from Verizon FiOS can provide shared high speed internet access for small businesses.
Cabling Type Use Maximum Speed (Bandwidth rates)
Copper Used in older Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks, these networks use copper telephone lines to provide Internet access to customers. 40 Mbps Down
5 Mbps Up
Coaxial Used in most Cable provider networks. Typically used for Television sets or Modems. 300 Mbps Down
30 Mbps Up
Fixed Wireless Rooftop based antenna networks are used for both primary and secondary forms of connectivity. Top choice for redundant connection because it doesn't rely on existing wireline cabling into a building. Fixed Wireless should not be confused with Satellite Dishes which provide Television service and minimal Internet capabilities. 1000 Mbps (1 Gig)
Up and Down
Fiber Most technologically advanced form of cabling used in buildings. Signals can travel for greater distances at faster speeds. 10,000 Mbps (10 Gig)
Up and Down
Distribution Type Definition
Direct to Tenant Space Only Carrier runs a single cable from where their equipment is located to the tenant they are servicing. This is not ideal for a tenant ordering new service as it could require extensive construction which will delay the tenant getting timely service.
Partial Distribution Partial Distribution is defined as a distribution point every 6-10 floors. Carrier places several distribution points within the building where they can connect additional cables for tenants. A distribution point can either be a termination box or a coil of spare cabling. For new service requests, partial distribution is less time intensive than direct to tenant space cables.
Full Distribution Carrier places distribution points (a termination box or a coil of spare cabling) every 5 floors or less and can easily serve any tenant in the building. This setup drastically reduces the time it takes for tenants to receive new service.
Network Type Definition
Type 1 Carrier owns the fiber entering the building.
Type 2 Carrier is using someone else's fiber, copper or coax to reach a tenant.
Phone Company or Cable Network Carrier is entering the building with Copper Phone Cables or Coaxial Cables. These usually only offer slower Internet speeds.
Rooftop Connection Rooftop connections are designated for Fixed Wireless providers. See definition above.