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Comcast Business To Provide High-Speed Ethernet At NASCAR Tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

Comcast Business this afternoon is announcing that it will provide one-gigabit Ethernet connections at five NASCAR-hosting tracks in a bid to enhance communications between sanctioning-body officials, teams and broadcast partners during races. The services will be provided at ISC’s Martinsvill...

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Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Facilities, Indiana Pacers, New Jersey Devils, Southwest Sports Group, YankeeNets

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Tags: Canadian Broadcasting Corp., CFL, ESPN, Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL, Walt Disney

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CITY LISTS CONDITIONS IN WHICH BRONCOS CAN BREAK THEIR LEASE

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Facilities

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WELCOME TO SARAJEVO, NBA: LEAGUE HELPS PROVIDE GAME CONTENT

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Tags: NBA, NBC, Media, Time Warner

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Tags: AHL, Cablevision, Fila USA, Madison Square Garden, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, NBA, NFL, NHL, Nike, Toronto Raptors

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Tags: ATP, IMG, Leagues and Governing Bodies, PGA Tour

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FACILITY NOTES

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