Comcast-Spectacor is introducing a new, upgraded and free XFINITY WiFi network at the Wells Fargo Center that will be a platform for enhanced communication and in-game interaction for fans, media, and businesses within the arena.
Comcast-Spectacor has partnered with Cisco, the worldwide leader in information technology, and Comcast Business to build the XFINITY WiFi network in the Wells Fargo Center. By utilizing Cisco’s latest-generation Cisco Connected Stadium solution, and equipping it with a 1 Gigabit per second Ethernet Dedicated Internet connection, Comcast-Spectacor will be able to offer faster upload and download speeds than ever before in the arena.
"Our goal is to make the Wells Fargo Center a leader in innovative technology and fan interaction," said Dave Scott, President of Comcast-Spectacor. "This upgrade is just the first of many exciting advancements we will be making at the arena and is a preview of the innovations we can bring to other arenas across the country and in Canada."
"We know how important it is for fans to stay connected," said Mike Sheehey, Executive Vice President, Comcast-Spectacor. "We are creating an experience at the Wells Fargo Center where our guests will be able to stay engaged with social media, upload their photos, download stats, instantly post a ‘selfie’ on the center hung scoreboard, and continue to follow their favorite team or entertainer, just as they could at home."
The upgraded Xfinity WiFi system is currently available at the Wells Fargo Center. In-game announcements encouraging fans to access the technology began on Thursday February 5, when the Philadelphia Flyers hosted the New York Islanders. The XFINITY WiFi hotspots at the Wells Fargo Center are free for fans to use, whether they are XFINITY customers or not.
XFINITY WiFi is a network of hotspots that allows customers to connect at the fastest WiFi speeds around town while conserving usage on their cellular data plans.
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Comcast–Spectactor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, is the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 125 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions. The Philadelphia-based company also owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks.