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October 03, 2013

Comcast Business Brings High Speed Internet to Oakland's O.co Coliseum

By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor

The Oakland’s O.co Coliseum, which also houses the Oakland Athletics’ executive and administrative offices, is now using Comcast (News - Alert) Business Ethernet services to realize high-speed internet.

The 2012 season saw the Athletics finish first in their division and thus they required extra bandwidth to cater to media members covering each game during the playoffs. During non-game days, the current Internet connection deployed at the facility already catered to over 175 employees, and whenever the team was in town, it was in need for a fast, reliable connection to cater to nearly 400, so that work could be carried out efficiently without any drop in performance. They also wanted an internet connection that could scale easily, as new initiatives resulted in temporary spikes in bandwidth demand during the playoffs and other special events.

With Comcast Business Ethernet services, the Oakland Athletics now have a 100 Mbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection at O.Co Coliseum, which is ten times more than their previous connection. By simply making a phone call to Comcast Business, they can also easily scale up to 10 Gbps so that they can satisfy any additional bandwidth requirements in the future.

Ted Girdner, regional vice president for Comcast Business, remarked, “Comcast Business has established a proven track record in supporting professional sports franchises that are looking to leverage technology to improve how they do business. With so many moving parts that are critical to the success of every event hosted at the stadium, we can provide the peace of mind that comes with fast, reliable Internet service, allowing the team's staff to focus on providing the best experience possible for attendees.”

In similar news around the league, the Washington Nationals recently selected the Ethernet offering from Comcast Business and its VoiceEdge cloud-based PBX solution.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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