Ever been frustrated by having no wireless connection at a Hawks game? Ever wanted to tweet picture after picture after picture of that guy who rocks the awesome Zaza jersey? Of course you did and do. Now it should be easier to enjoy all the social media aspects of the game and annoy all the people who claim to know you.
Here are the details (Bold Emphasis mine):
The new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) and the Wi-Fi Boingo networks will change the game day experience at Philips Arena by providing comprehensive coverage for fans throughout the arena for data capacity and network access. The Wi-Fi network will be free to fans, supported by sponsors and advertising, so there is fast connectivity at no cost. For the game day experience, this means fans' network demands will be met as they upload photos, post to social media, look up their favorite player's stats online from their phone, etc.
Boingo will design, install and manage next generation, neutral host cellular DAS and Wi-Fi networks at the arena utilizing the latest in wireless technology. Ranked in the top five U.S. venues based on ticket sales, Philips Arena hosts more than 160 sports and entertainment events 300 days of the year.
Boingo's DAS network will provide enhanced data capacity for fans and operations staff. Wi-Fi network access will be free to users and will enable fast connectivity in seating areas, concession stands and concourse areas of the Arena. Both networks are slated to launch prior to the next NBA season.
Boingo provides services at other top sports facilities including the Utah Jazz's EnergySolutions Arena, Chicago's Soldier Field, University of Arizona's Stadium, Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium, and Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the University of Nebraska's Huskers basketball team.
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