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British Open Has Wireless In Every Grandstand At Royal Liverpool

The British Open is underway at Royal Liverpool, and it is "believed to be the first major golf event to offer wireless in every grandstand, allowing spectators with mobile phone and tablets to watch the BBC coverage, track their favorite player through GPS" and get scoring updates. The R&A last year "installed wireless signals as an experiment," and it was "so pleased with the result that it now has installed its own fiber optic network at most of the links courses where it holds The Open." R&A Communications Dir Malcolm Booth said that the signal strength allows 20,000 fans "to stream video at the same time" (AP, 6/16).
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