Ford Field gets WiFi and Internet upgrades

Ford Field in Detroit (WDIV)
Ford Field in Detroit (WDIV)

DETROIT – Phone alerts, score updates, Facebook postings, and anything else you find yourself doing on your mobile device should be a better overall experience during your next trip to a Detroit Lions game at Ford Field.

The Lions and Verizon announced Thursday that WiFi will be fully upgraded and available for fans and guests at Ford Field for the 2017 NFL season. The new WiFi system "has quadrupled capacity and new antennas throughout the bowl which will mean a better overall fan experience when browsing, posting and streaming content while at Ford Field." 

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The stadium has partnered with Rocket Fiber to upgrade its Internet bandwidth to 10 gigs. Rocket Fiber recently did the same thing at Cobo Center. 

“The fact that the Detroit Lions chose Rocket Fiber to upgrade their bandwidth and speed speaks volumes to what we are accomplishing with Rocket Fiber -- creating a product and experience that fits the needs of any organization, no matter the size,” said Edi Demaj, co-founder and Chief Operations Officer of Rocket Fiber, in a news released Thursday. "We are thrilled that other leaders in the city see the value in providing world-class internet experiences to continue making Detroit a leading destination in technology."

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