As the NFL tries to make the in-stadium experience better than watching the game at home, one of the key components has become Internet access.
At the 49ers’ new stadium, all 68,5000 fans will be able to connect to the wireless network. According to ArsTechnica.com, the connections can happen simultaneously, without limits on uploads or downloads.
Previously, stadium executives have believed that a network capable of accommodating every person in the building would be impossible. For Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, the wireless network could have supported up to 30,000 connections. The load maxed out a 8,260 simultaneous users.
49ers executives are adamant that the new venue will be able to absorb a connection from everyone in the stadium. While the Niners currently don’t need to do much to entice fans to come out and watch a successful franchise, reliable Internet access becomes a critical aspect of the infrastructure at every NFL building.
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