Charles Pointe Praised

The State Journal

Friday, December 2, 2005

Emerge magazine, a national telecommunications journal, is using Charles Pointe in Harrison County as an example for land developers throughout the country. Genesis Partners is developing the master-planned community near Bridgeport.

"Charles Pointe is on track to achieve a win-win situation for the developer, service provider, customer and West Virginia’s economy – a feat that’s already attracting nationwide attention," Emerge magazine reported in its current issue.

A photograph of James A. Corton, managing partner of Genesis Partners, and TelAtlantic Communications Chief Operating Officer Walter J. Burmeister appears on the journal’s cover. Inside is a story about Charles Pointe’s information network entitled "The All-Fiber Lifestyle."

"Charles Pointe offers more than quality residences, a traditional downtown and outdoor and indoor recreation facilities. The new community’s design makes state-of-the art communication networks a built-in element of the Charles Pointe experience," the magazine reported.

A fiber-to-the premise (FTTP) network will enable businesses to deliver voice, data and video services in such areas as entertainment, security, health care and energy management.