Community of the Future: Dallas’ $1.5 Billion Frisco Station is 5G Enabled

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Developers of Frisco Station and Dallas-based AT&T announced the $1.5 billion master-planned community will be one of the first in the country that’s built from the ground up with infrastructure for 5G, reported The Dallas Morning News. AT&T plans to roll out mobile 5G in Dallas by the end of the year.

Situated near the Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters and practice facility, the 242-acre development is being built by developers VanTrust and Hillwood and landowner Rudman Partnership. It will include office space, apartment buildings, hotels and retail, restaurant and entertainment space plus a 30-acre park with public WiFi.

According to Hillwood’s executive vice president Russell Laughlin, the mixed-use development will be completed over the next seven to 10 years. Laughlin said the technology will help “future-proof” Frisco Station so it stays on the leading edge. To make the connectivity a reality, the infrastructure will include dense fiber and small cells, reported the Morning News.

For AT&T, Frisco Station is unlike any other project that it’s done to prepare for 5G, company spokesman Tyler Jacobson said. He said it’s unique because of the campus’ size and scale and because it is being built along with new construction rather than retrofitted later.

August 13, 2018

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