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Broncos Land Three-Year Deal With CenturyLink To Boost Wi-Fi At Sports Authority Field

The Broncos and Louisiana-based CenturyLink on Thursday announced the two sides have a signed a three-year sponsorship deal that "should significantly improve Internet connectivity and speeds for some fans at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on game days," according to Andy Vuong of the DENVER POST. The deal, which "starts with the upcoming season, calls for the telecommunications giant to install a new, 1 gigabit per second Internet circuit at Mile High." The network "will have a capacity of 10 Gbps, or more than five times the stadium's current bandwidth." The Broncos said that they "built the network for all four major wireless carriers," but last season, only Verizon Wireless subscribers "were able to tap into the network." Broncos VP/IT Russ Trainor: "I'm talking to Sprint currently, but they have not agreed to join the Wi-Fi system as of yet. AT&T and T-Mobile will not be offering Wi-Fi to their customers at the stadium this year" (DENVER POST, 7/25).
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