Georgia Bulldog football fans should have a lot to cheer about with their team on the field this season, but they definitely will have a lot to smile about when it comes to using Wi-Fi during home games in Sanford Stadium.
This is part of AT&T's continuing network investment to meet the needs of growing use of wireless devices.
Now at Sanford Stadium, AT&T has completed the installation of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to add to the fan experience on gameday.
In simple terms, a DAS is a series of antennas placed throughout a facility, in this case Sanford Stadium and it immediately increases wireless capacity for fans and others needing wireless service.
"AT&T has been a premier corporate partner for more than 20 years. We've also worked with local AT&T employees on red ribbon week and other initiatives for years. This massive investment in the stadium will enhance the fan experience on game day and address one of our fans' greatest concerns," said Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics for the University of Georgia.
In the past, fans attending a big SEC Conference football game couldn't make a call or surf the web from inside the stadium.
“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,” said Paul Chambers, AT&T Regional Director of External Affairs. "Sanford Stadium is just one way that we’re investing in Athens and the state of Georgia.”
In the past six years AT&T invested more than $140 billion into improving its wireless and wireline networks.
Now football fans at Sanford Stadium will see how it all works.