Broadband Case Study - Collingwood, Victoria

107 Cambridge St, Collingwood is a residential development located in the historic Foy and Gibson precinct, just 3 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

Foy & Gibson (Foy’s) was one of Australia’s earliest department store chains. That era may have passed, but old meets new in a stunning transformation by luxury developer Gurner.

The facades of the heritage-listed 100-year-old engineering and wool scouring buildings were retained for the project. Gurner has also created 90 ultra-modern loft-type apartments; consisting of 45 one-bedroom units, 44 two-bedroom units and a luxurious three-bedroom penthouse.

Broadband in Collingwood, Victoria

Collingwood’s Fastest Internet Connectivity

Given the demands of the high-tech world we now live in, an important feature for residents of 107 Cambridge Street is superfast internet connectivity; provided by Melbourne-based ISP Lightning Broadband.

Lightning Broadband has already installed data sockets in the apartments, so residents simply need to call the company, choose a plan and then they’ll be set to start surfing the web at speeds of up to 200 Mbps.

Additionally, all Lightning Broadband plans offer unlimited data. Residents can surf, create and communicate as they desire without the worry of bandwidth quotas.

Surrounding residential and business premises within a 1 km radius and with line of sight of the Collingwood building can also access the service.

Zero Outlay For Developers And Body Corporates

“Everbody wins with these apartment building projects,” says Lightning Broadband Director, Daniel Birner.

“The setup cost is zero for the developer or body corporate and adds value to building. Plus, we take care of all maintenance – again at no cost.”

“Residents and those in the surrounding area can access the web at speeds that make other services seem slow by comparison; particularly given our connections are symmetrical – meaning the upload rate is as fast as download.”

Lightning Broadband is also linking the 107 Cambridge Street site to 24-28 Stanley Street Collingwood (another Gurner development) with a point-to-point gigabit speed millimetre wave microwave link.

The Collingwood project adds to Lightning Broadband’s growing apartment building connectivity portfolio. Other recent installations include Ascent in St. Kilda and Atherton & Atkinson in Oakleigh.

Like 107 Cambridge St, Collingwood, your apartment building could benefit from Lightning Broadband. For further details, the company can be contacted on 1800-4SPEED or via this contact form.

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