LRA and A2D Visiting Oakland City This Month

Fort Mac LRA and A2D have begun construction on the new one-mile Open Access Fiber-to-the Premise Network. The crews have pulled fiber into existing conduit on the Northeast edge of the property and will be building up to Lee Street and beyond.

The all-fiber optic network, called “eCommunity™ Fort Mac” will enable multiple service providers to deliver enhanced broadband services, at gigabit speeds, to all Fort Mac facilities.

Last Wednesday, Fort Mac LRA Executive Director Brian Hooker and A2D’s CEO, Antwon Alsobrook, began canvassing neighboring communities to update residents on construction progress and what the eCommunity Fort Mac will offer once its up and running later this summer / early Fall.

Made possible with the support of $410,000 grant funding from Invest Atlanta, the fiber network is being developed as a public-private partnership between Fort Mac LRA and A2D, the largest minority-owned fiber carrier in the United States.

Why is this good news for Fort Mac neighbors?

  • Fiber is better, faster, safer and more reliable than cable, phone, satellite and wireless services
  • Homes/Businesses along the Backbone can receive services first, but we are ready to expand by demand. So SIGN UP!
  • Homes are grouped in zones (see flyer). We will start delivering fiber in a zone when enough homes have signed up for fiber.

Learn more at ecommunitynetworks.org/fortmacatlanta.