IP UtiliNET Expands College Park Fiber Optic Footprint and Welcomes Energy One Federal Credit Union

(College Park, GA) – IP UtiliNET, a next-generation technology firm offering site solutions in 145 countries, announced today it has opened its College Park headquarters at the newly named Alexander Graham Bell Building on Princeton Avenue in College Park, Georgia. The refurbished 5,000-square-foot facility is also home to the newest branch office location of Energy One Federal Credit Union, an Oklahoma-based banking institution chartered in 1935. A public grand opening and ribbon cutting will be held Wednesday, March 11th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Building Renewal: High-Speed Fiber Optics Deployed
IP UtiliNET gutted the former banking facility, removing 1.565 tons of HVAC, conduit, electrical systems, and fixtures and outdated networking infrastructure. The building was updated with a state-of-the-art 1 Gig passive optical network, direct current (DC) microgrid, LED lighting and energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, all of which reduces 40-60 percent of energy waste, cooling and heating costs. The new system will enable the introduction of renewables including solar, wind and hydro-powered electricity.

Approximately 5,316 watts of unnecessary lighting was eliminated in favor of 2,664 Watts of long-lasting, eco-friendly LED lighting. In addition, IP UtiliNET worked with the College Park Power Company to remove the overhead power lines and bury the power cables alongside IP UtiliNET’s fiber optic strands in a common trench beneath the parking lot, resulting in utility infrastructure that is weather proof and more secure.

“The IP UtiliNET difference is 5,316 watts and hundreds of feet of conduit, wire and legacy electrical removed from use,” said David Quinn, IP UtiliNET CEO. “The electrical system has been downgraded from 480VAC to 208VAC with buried electrical and communications services which ride on the fastest Internet topology available today.”

The Bell Building represents an expanded fiber footprint in College Park for IP UtiliNET, which extended its reach from its network infrastructure point of presence (PoP) at Club Entrepreneur to the Bell Building on Princeton and another nearby facility, which will become a not-for-profit learning center, providing training for GED obtainment and career advancement.

“The fiber backbone now connects three buildings in College Park, and offers much-needed space for local business owners, including Energy One headquarters,” he said. “Passive Optical Networks are more flexible, require less equipment and offer limitless speed and capacity, which enables our company to extend service where it is needed in the downtown area.”

Positive changes to College Park’s main corridor do not come as a surprise to Iris Baxter, Main Street Manager for the College Park Main Street Association.
“College Park was founded in 1896 and offers a unique blend of history and innovation,” Ms. Baxter said. “We hope the introduction of Energy One Federal Credit Union as well as IP UtiliNET’s continued expansion in the area will be an addition to growth in our community.”

College Park Renaissance Movement
Energy One Federal Credit Union, which owns 16 branch offices across California, Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas, was encouraged to look at College Park for its new branch office location, said Leon Powell, Branch Manager of East Gate in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Energy One Federal Credit Union is an occupational-based, full-service financial institution that will provide financial products and services to the College Park community.

“The draw for us was the renaissance movement that is underway in College Park and being able to partner in that growth. We are excited about the opportunity to work with the various community partners to facilitate the many community development programs that are available in the College Park community,” Mr. Powell said.

The City of College Park will be presenting a proclamation recognizing IP UtiliNET and Energy One during a council meeting March 10. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will take place at 1876 Princeton Avenue, College Park, on Wednesday, March 11 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

About IP UtiliNET
IP UtiliNET is an Atlanta based, veteran-owned professional services firm specializing in centrally managed communications, energy networks, product lifecycle solutions and security services. IP UtiliNET offers site service solutions in 145 countries and 392 cities worldwide, while partnering with its clients to streamline operations, lower costs and enhance profitability for long-term environmental, social and financial benefit. Service offerings include single mode fiber LANvisn™ Passive Optical Networks (PON), facial biometric security, sustainable and renewable energy (SustaNET©) including LED lighting systems, and technology lifecycle services. For more information visit www.iputilinet.com.

About Energy One Federal Credit Union
Energy One Federal Credit Union was chartered in 1935 under the Federal Credit Union Act. Since its inception, Energy One has become a multi-million dollar institution serving members throughout the world. Energy One is dedicated to serving the people who comprise its membership with money-saving, secure, convenient financial services including competitive rates on deposit accounts and competitively priced financing for consumer and real estate loans. For more information, visit www.energyone.org or contact College Park Branch Manager Gail Collins by email at gcollins@energyone.org.

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Pat Mahony is a career marketing professional and journalist specializing in marketing strategy, development and process implementation, PR, content and social media tactics in technology and telecom communications. In her journalism career, Pat served as a bureau chief for the Chattanooga Times Free Press with a reach of 280,000 readers. She has bylined thousands of articles and photographs and received two awards from the Associated Press for reporting. Pat is a former radio news broadcaster with statewide broadcasting experience and has served additional roles as a magazine writer, fundraising director, public relations officer, graphic designer, trainer, recruiter and manager of a multi-state volunteer force. She received graphic arts and photography training at the Art Institute of Atlanta and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia. Concurrently, Pat Mahony serves as a social media manager and board member with the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Infrastructure Society. She is a commissioned artist and provides non-profit marketing assistance on a volunteer basis with HomeStretch.org. She is also a broadcaster/ reader for the Georgia Radio Reading Service.

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