Historic Bobby Dodd Stadium on the campus of Georgia Tech remains one of the iconic venues in all of college football. The Thursday night games at Bobby Dodd are some of the most memorable games each season and those postcard shots of the Atlanta skyline from the stands or the scaffolding are a souvenir fans can take home and treasure.
Thanks to AT&T, fans will now be able to share those pictures easier and quicker through platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
On Thursday, I was able to tour Bobby Dodd Stadium and see AT&T's new DAS that will enhance the fan experience at Georgia Tech football games with improved internet coverage.
It's an impressive display of technology.
“When our customers head out to the stadium to cheer on the home team, we want them to have a great network experience throughout the game no matter what they’re doing – whether that’s making a call, checking email, downloading apps or surfing the Internet,” adds Keith Holmes, Vice President/General Manager AT&T Georgia. “With initiatives like Project VIP, we’re continuing to investment in the wireless network, and providing enhanced wireless coverage at Bobby Dodd Stadium is just one way that we’re investing in Atlanta.”
Georgia Tech is lucky to have a supportive neighbor in AT&T.
"This is a great partnership that we've had with AT&T," said Ryan Bamford, Associate Director of Athletics - Internal Operations. "For us, this is a touchdown before the season starts. It will enhance the fan experience as when the stadium is full; fans will be able to share the Georgia Tech football experience and it adds to our level of customer of service."
The Bobby Dodd DAS installation means strategically-placed antennas are now located throughout the stadium and will distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage to football fans.
Even areas of the stadium with heavy traffic like exits and corridors will have seamless and consistent wireless coverage.
"It stands to reason that Georgia Tech would be at the forefront of technology innovations and we thought this was the next step for us," added Bamford.
It only seems fitting that a bastion of technology like Georgia Tech should have the best wireless and internet service at home football games.
Thanks to AT&T, now it does.
-11 sector DAS site
-MIMO LTE technology
-Network stadium capacity equivalent to nearly 4 times a standard cell site
-Bobby Dodd now has more than 300 antennae
-20+ miles of coax & fiber. ~115,000ft
-Tyco Equipment Fusion & Prism technology DAS platform
AT&T was recently named America’s fastest 4G LTE network in PC Magazine’s 2013 Fastest Mobile Networks 30-market survey. AT&T ranked at the top in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast.