Bracing for impact: Student move-ins in full force
Nearly 40,000 college co-eds will be moving into apartments serviced by Elauwit Networks this weekend. That's enough people to fill Citizens Bank Park where the Philadelphia Phillies play. It's our busiest weekend of the year and we are bracing for impact. As the eager residents move-in, after kissing mom's wet cheek goodbye (or possibly even before that) they will attempt to connect to the internet. Facebook needs to be update, hashtags need to be tagged, Instagram needs a refresh…priorities, people!
To enable the residents to get connected on their own accord, we distributed tens-of-thousands of pieces of support materials to the hundreds of properties that we service throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Our call center will be triple-staffed and our social media accounts will be fully engaged as we help them access our high-speed internet and video services.
We will continue to have residents connect throughout the rest of August and into the first couple of weeks of September, but the majority of them will land on our servers this weekend. Check back next week to see how we were able to keep up.