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Press Release -- August 7th, 2012
Source: AT&T
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Panthers Upgrade Fan Experience with Free AT&T Wi-Fi at Bank of America Stadium

Fans Can Connect to Mobile Internet with 460 Free AT&T Wi-Fi Access Points

Charlotte , North Carolina, August 07, 2012

The Carolina Panthers have upgraded their in-stadium fan experience for the 2012 season by adding more than 460 Wi-Fi access points that will bring free AT&T* Wi-Fi Internet to fans' fingertips everywhere from concession stands, to seats and concourse areas.

Located in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America Stadium is a 70,000-plus seat facility and home to the Carolina Panthers, Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game and many other college bowl games and special events.

Key Facts

  • Bank of America Stadium is now equipped with more than 460 AT&T Wi-Fi access points.
  • Fans with a Wi-Fi enabled AT&T smartphone or tablet can easily and automatically connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi network, without any setup or log-in required.
  • Also, fans with a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone or tablet can easily connect to the AT&T network through a simple log-in.
  • Use of the Wi-Fi service is free to the user. Wi-Fi data usage does not count towards AT&T users’ monthly smartphone data plans, offering fans the ability to surf the web, update their social networking sites or upload and send photos to friends without worrying about their monthly bill.

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“Fans come to Bank of America Stadium looking for a fully engaged game day experience, and with the availability of AT&T Wi-Fi throughout the venue, now they can combine the excitement of cheering on their favorite team with having real-time stats, access to popular social media and all their favorite apps right at their fingertips,” said Danny Morrison, president, Carolina Panthers. “Adding AT&T Wi-Fi to Bank of America Stadium will continue to enhance the fan experience.”

The upgrades at Bank of America Stadium are part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers and are part of AT&T’s planned $20 billion investment in its wireless and wireline networks nationwide in 2011. AT&T customers have access to an AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Zone in downtown Charlotte, providing another option for a fast data connection in a high traffic area.

AT&T will directly manage the network and provide customer support around the clock, which greatly benefits the quality of service and bandwidth management at the stadium.

AT&T Wi-Fi Services

AT&T and The Carolina Panthers are bringing more Wi-Fi coverage to Charlotte as Wi-Fi connections and usage grow in the Charlotte area. In the third quarter of 2011, consumers made more than 1.9 million connections to AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the Charlotte area and residents of the area have access to more than 180 AT&T Wi-Fi venues such as stadiums, hospitality locations, retail venues and restaurants. AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** among wireless carriers with more than 30,000 AT&T Wi-Fi Hot Spots in the U.S. and access to nearly 220,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly wireless data plans.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See www.attwifi.com for details and locations.

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