Forget the return of running backs, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel, junior linebacker Roquan Smith and the second year of Coach Kirby Smart, the real news around Sanford Stadium is that Georgia fans will be able to Tweet, post on Facebook and Instagram and return emails with ease this season.
AT&T has boosted its cellular capacity in Sanford Stadium at the University of Georgia in Athens. When a big play happens this season, wireless customers can enjoy stronger connections as they share it with friends and family. They also added capacity on our cell sites near the stadium so customers get a better experience – even outside the stadium.
The recently complete upgrades to the existing Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Sanford Stadium will welcome fans with unparalleled connectivity. This means nearly 15% more LTE capacity than last year. This is like adding more lanes to a highway, resulting in less network congestion and more reliable service.
“Sports fans need a great network experience to share moments at the stadium. We’ve improved the network so they can easily make a call, send a text, check other scores or post pictures at the game,” said Paul Chambers, regional director of External Affairs, AT&T. “We’re continuing to invest in our wireless network to help customers at Sanford Stadium stay connected.”
A DAS is made of numerous, small antennas that enhance the in-stadium capacity of the AT&T wireless network. It shortens the distance a call or text travels. Calls, texts and posts are less likely to get stuck in a traffic jam of other calls, texts and posts.
About the Sanford Stadium configuration:
The multi-million dollar Sanford Stadium system of more than 400 mini antenna was installed before the 2014 season. And, as usage climbed, we’ve added more capacity to answer the needs of our wireless customers. These enhancements help our customers get the best possible experience over the AT&T network, whether at home, work or on the go.
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