Newark’s Gateway Center offers fastest public WiFi anywhere, Onyx Equities says

Linda Lindner | NJBIZ

On Monday at the Newark Tech Week Innovation Summit, Onyx Equities LLC announced its Gateway buildings in the city offer the fastest public access Wi-Fi available anywhere, through the Woodbridge-based company’s Gateway Connect Wi-Fi.

Onyx’s Gateway Connect Wi-Fi is among the first deployments of Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi, and each access point deployed has a dedicated multi-gigabit Internet feed. The company also announced Gateway One, Two and Four are pre-wired for Newark Fiber, with a fiber-optic spinal cord now built throughout all three towers.

Tenants in all three buildings can now instantly connect to Newark Fiber by GigXero, the fastest Internet in the region.

Onyx acquired three of the four Gateway Center buildings in 2018, as its entry into the Newark office market which continues to gain momentum attracting start-up and mature tech-oriented businesses.

“Newark has arrived, and Gateway Center is the place to be with faster internet access than anywhere on the East Coast including New York City,” said John Saraceno, managing principal of Onyx Equities. “We’re creating office environments that attract young, creative talent and promote increased productivity while decreasing overhead expenses.”

“A fiber gigabit circuit would normally be priced in the $2,000-$4,000 range and above and take up to six months for connectivity but with the network already in place, we can do this for Gateway tenants at a fraction of the price within two weeks,” says Kris Pacunas, president of information technology and services company GigXero Inc.

Newark is one of three locations in the United States offering this type of 10 Gig connectivity. Chattanooga, Tenn., also one of them, has drawn more than $1 billion in local capital, attracted 671 new companies with 14,000 employees, lowered unemployment rates and increased real estate values.

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