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Getting Connected: D'Backs Latest MLB Team To Debut Wi-Fi At Ballpark
Published April 22, 2011
WORKING OUT THE KINKS: In St. Paul, Julio Ojeda-Zapata notes the debut of Wi-Fi at Target Field during the Twins' home opener earlier this month was, "by many accounts, a disaster." Fans who "could access the Wi-Fi just before the game via their handheld devices were mostly cut off during the opener." Twins Exec Dir of Public Affairs Kevin Smith "acknowledged issues with the Wi-Fi network during that game but said 'it's settled down' since then 'and working quite well.'" Ojeda-Zapata notes a St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter "made heavy use of the Wi-Fi network during one recent game and did not have major problems getting online, except at one spot in the outfield bleachers that might be a Wi-Fi dead zone." The ballpark's Wi-Fi network "consists of more than 200 'access points' littered throughout the facility" (ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, 4/22).