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Fast-Paced DAS upgrades at the Kentucky Derby

CWS is honored to have been part of making this distributed antenna system upgrade a success for the 4th consecutive year.

On the outside, stunning red roses, magnificent horses and a plethora of elaborate hats are what the world will see at the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 7. But behind the scenes is the work on the tech behind the high-speed connectivity for Derby goers at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

For the fourth straight year, AT&T and Mobilitie have enhanced the capacity for mobile coverage at the Derby. Each year, they upgrade the existing Distributed Antenna System (DAS) by adding antennas in strategic locations. This year’s upgrades have added more than 50% more LTE capacity to the wireless network, with more than 1 million feet of fiber optical cable and 290 antennas in place. Mobilitie owns the DAS infrastructure at Churchill Downs and AT&T is the anchor tenant on the DAS, adding its own equipment, spectrum and radios to the existing DAS infrastructure.

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