Technology upgrade to be installed in time for the start of the 2014
college football season
C Spire and the
To meet the growing demand by tech-savvy fans for Internet access on their smartphones and tablets before, during and after games, C Spire and the school’s athletic department are installing a new state-of-the-art Wi-Fi network in the 60,580 seat-capacity stadium.
Officials plan to have the network ready for use in time for the Rebels first home game on
C Spire and Ole Miss will use the school’s first two home football games this fall to test and optimize the network. Connectivity will be provided at no cost to any fan choosing to access the network during the
Beginning with the
With mobile technology now an integral part of the game-day experience, fans expect to use their smartphones to talk, text, share photos and video, access social media, listen to audio files and surf the mobile web, according to
“As a leading telecommunications and technology services provider, we know first-hand how important these devices are to an entire generation of consumers,” Meena said. “That’s why we’ve partnered with Ole Miss to identify and implement an infrastructure solution that over time will deliver a world-class in-game experience for fans.”
Ole Miss Athletics Director
“For years, Ole Miss has been known as a ‘bucket list’ game-day destination and it is our responsibility to improve the ultimate fan experience for our customers year in and year out,” Bjork said. “We welcome feedback on everything we do and our extensive fan research has helped us identify a current and future need and there is no better partner than C Spire to deliver this connectivity to our fans.”
Meena said the stadium network uses a state-of-the-art engineering design that will provide more bandwidth, faster speeds and higher quality to help support the school’s digital engagement initiatives in the coming years.
Bjork said school officials understand that as technology improves, fans expect to have more memorable and immersive game-day experiences using connected devices. “We want to keep the game-day experience new and fresh - so finding partners like C Spire who are committed to continuous improvement is crucial to the success of our innovation efforts,” he said.
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