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Hawks, Comcast Boost State Farm Arena WiFi

Comcast Business said it will provide and manage the Atlanta Hawks' enterprise WiFi network at the renovated State Farm Arena.
Comcast Business said it will provide and manage the Atlanta Hawks' enterprise WiFi network at the renovated State Farm Arena.
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State Farm Arena is getting a speed boost.

Comcast Business said Tuesday it reach an agreement with the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club to provide and manage the team’s enterprise WiFi network at the renovated State Farm Arena. Comcast said it will deliver gigabit speeds —10 times the current offering — and nearly doubles the number of access points (aka hotspots) that existed prior to the $192.5 million renovation that opened to the public in October.

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) said the network will “capably support Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena fans,” increasing venue connectivity and will put the arena in the same conversation as several other high-tech stadiums across the nation, including SunTrust Park.

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