AT&T bringing 5G technology to Frisco Station development


Frisco Station will be one of the first connected communities in the nation built from the ground up with 5G Evolution wireless technology from AT&T, developers of the 242-acre, mixed-use project announced on Aug. 9.

The $1.5 billion Frisco Station is launching an enhanced wireless experience across its parks, residential options, hospitality units and corporate spaces.

Designed with future-proofing in mind, the 242-acre, mixed-use development will feature the latest integrated connectivity from AT&T, including wireless stealth micro cells, ultra-fast internet powered by AT&T FiberSM and robust Wi-Fi throughout all common areas

“Frisco Station understands the future belongs to the individual,” said Ed Balcerzak, SVP of AT&T Connected Communities. “With this development, we’re working together to give you more of your thing and connect you to the people, information and entertainment you care about.”

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By investing in technology, Frisco Station developers say the provides the foundation required for new innovations to be launched, like Uber Air’s first Skyport and the recently announced autonomous vehicle pilot program. The technology platform being integrated at Frisco Station enables these innovative transit solutions to develop stronger, faster, more reliable connections between devices and applications, according to a news release.

“Stations are places where people go to make connections. That’s why the Frisco Station Partnership chose AT&T as its partner to implement a platform that can support a connected community at every stage,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood, Frisco Station’s master developer. “We believe we are creating a high-tech environment, unlike anywhere else in the country, that has the potential to change the way people think about what’s possible in their day-to-day interactions with people and information.”

Frisco Station’s master plan is built upon three-pillars designed to encourage smart, creative and healthy experiences. The development will promote activity, connectedness and individual well-being through its interwoven trails and 30 acres of programmable, interactive open spaces.

Frisco Station’s enhanced wireless technology is providing a platform to encourage connectivity between Frisco’s emerging corporate and entertainment destinations. Building a connected community from the ground up ensures that Frisco Station’s vision can be put into practice today and maximized well into the future.

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The development is located along the Dallas North Tollway and to the north of Warren Parkway surrounding the Dallas Cowboys Star development and world headquarters complex. When complete, Frisco Station will feature fully amenitized office, residential, retail, restaurant and medical uses.

An Alamo Drafthouse has announced plans to open the Austin-based chain’s first theater in Frisco at The Hub at Frisco Station. It is expected to open in 2020. Tyler Isbell with SRS Real Estate Partners represented Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DFW in this deal.

Atlanta-based partners Novare Group and BCDC have begun work on SkyHouse Frisco Station, a 25-story luxury apartment high-rise in the development.

The project is being developed by the Frisco Station Partnership, which is composed of The Rudman Partnership, Hillwood Properties and VanTrust Real Estate.