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Country Music and Wi-Fi

by Jim Machi

Apr 23, 2015 12:03:00 PM


This past Sunday night, I went to the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) 50th awards at AT&T Stadium outside of Dallas, Texas.  If nothing else, this certainly represented the most cowboy boots in one place I’ve ever seen.

So why am I writing about this?  Well, I have AT&T service and as I approached the stadium I got a text message that said “AT&T Wi-Fi is active near your location.  To connect: Tap Setting/Wi-Fi: If Wi-Fi is off, turn it on”.  This makes total sense.  With over 70,000 people in one place, all taking selfies and texting and tweeting and instagraming and sending all these pictures over the network, there is potential for the cellular network to get clogged up badly.  Since AT&T has the Wi-Fi service in AT&T Stadium, it makes sense for AT&T to put as many of its customers on its Wi-Fi network for quality of service.  Later on, I turned off the Wi-Fi service and went to the internet to check the performance of the cellular service.  It was slower than normal, but worked way better than other sports events I’ve been to and it was fine.  This is a great idea.

ACM was definitely a cool event and technology enabled many fans to enjoy it even more.

Topics: Events, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi