3-Gigabit Fiber Network Delivers High Capacity Internet to Patrons and Arena Offices
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (March 14, 2017) – Today, Comcast Business announced an agreement with the National Basketball Association’s Memphis Grizzlies to provide a three-gigabit fiber connection at FedExForum.
Comcast Business will furnish the back-end infrastructure to support a host of emerging technology applications that add to the experience of attending games and events at the arena, including complimentary Wi-Fi access. Comcast Business will also supply internet service and advanced cloud-based communications services for the team’s front office.
“Through our new agreement with Comcast Business, fans will soon be able to enjoy our games in more innovative ways,” said John Walker, Executive Vice President of Business Operations, Memphis Grizzlies. “This positions FedExForum as a technologically advanced arena and will dramatically improve the overall fan experience.”
“We are proud of our partnership with the Grizzlies and FedExForum to deliver gigabit powered internet connectivity, and to support the communication needs of those who work at and visit the arena,” said Larry Williamson, Area Vice President at Comcast.
In 2016, Comcast Business completed a multi-million-dollar network investment across greater Memphis, capable of delivering up to 10-gigabit speeds to local businesses. This investment helps organizations such as the Grizzlies offer reliable services and innovative products to meet the technology demands of their customers.
In recent years, Comcast Business has made significant advances within the sports industry by providing cutting edge networking and communications services to major sporting venues of teams including the Atlanta Braves, Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. Like millions of enterprises across the country, sports teams are increasingly leveraging bandwidth-intensive applications to manage their operations and support technology-driven enhancements within stadiums.
Comcast Business serves schools, businesses, hospitals, and other organizations that require large amounts of bandwidth, are looking to link multiple locations, or that plan to connect their offices to a third-party data center. Services offered include:
- Ethernet Private Line: point-to-point connectivity between two customer sites for bandwidth-intensive applications.
- Ethernet Virtual Private Line: point-to-multipoint connection to enable customers to tailor bandwidth, performance characteristics, and cost.
- Ethernet Network Service: multipoint-to-multipoint connectivity to connect organizations with high-bandwidth requirements and multiple locations across Comcast’s network.
- Ethernet Dedicated Internet: continuous, high-bandwidth connectivity between customers’ LANs and the public Internet.