Mobilitie and AT&T Collaborate to Bring High-Speed Wireless Coverage to
Historic Churchill Downs Racetrack
LOUISVILLE, K.Y., April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mobilitie, LLC, a leading
provider of wireless infrastructure in the U.S., is installing a new
high-speed Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Churchill Downs® Racetrack in
Louisville, KY, home to the world famous Kentucky Derby®. The Mobilitie DAS
network will provide enhanced wireless connectivity to those attending
thoroughbred horse racing and other events at the historic track where crowds
have exceeded 165,000 on Kentucky Derby Day.
"Exceptional wireless coverage becomes more important each year to patrons who
visit Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby and other major races and special
events – all of which are experiences that can be enhanced through strong
wireless coverage for their smartphone and other devices," said Kevin Flanery,
president of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "Our partnership with Mobilitie brings
the latest wireless technology to Churchill Downs and will strongly address
potential coverage and capacity issues that are a concern in any venue."
The new Mobilitie DAS will significantly improve wireless coverage, capacity
and data speeds during peak times throughout the venue on Kentucky Derby Day
and during the rest of the year through a series of wireless antennas
installed at locations in the clubhouse, grandstand, Jockey Club Suites and
all premium seating areas, along with the tens of thousands of fans who enjoy
the Kentucky Derby each year in the track's infield.
"We are excited to bring the latest 4G wireless technology to Churchill Downs,
enabling them to provide the finest wireless experience to their patrons
during Kentucky Derby Week and throughout the year," commented Christos
Karmis, president of Mobilitie.Mobilitie owns and operates DAS networks at
many high-profile public venues across the country."Our neutral-host DAS
networks can be utilized by all major wireless carriers to provide their
customers with increased wireless connectivity during games, concerts, and
other highly attended events.We are pleased to have also collaborated with
AT&T to ensure the network is complete and ready to serve their subscribers in
time for the 2013 Kentucky Derby."
AT&T will be the first wireless carrier to connect to the Mobilitie DAS
network with additional carriers expected to connect to the DAS later this
year.Mobilitie has worked closely with Churchill Downs and AT&T's Antenna
Solutions Group (ASG) to ensure the network is designed to meet the needs of
AT&T's customers as well as Churchill Downs given the historical nature of the
facility that covers nearly 150 acres.
According to Chad Townes, vice president of AT&T's ASG, "Thanks to the
enhanced coverage made possible by this joint effort, AT&T customers at
Churchill Downs will have a better and more immersive mobile experience than
ever before as they capture and share historical moments from the world famous
In addition to ensuring voice calls are successfully connected, the DAS will
allow smart phones, tablets and other devices to access the Internet and run
interactive applications including the Kentucky Derby mobile application,
FastBet™ Mobile.The Kentucky Derby mobile application allows users to access
many features on their mobile devices, including information on the schedule
of racing and entertainment events, horse and contender information, betting
information, ticket information and sales, video and photo galleries, Kentucky
Derby trivia and games, Facebook and Twitter links, and breaking news
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About Churchill Downs
Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted
Thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby,
continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of
Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at
Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic
track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on
May 4, 2013 and its 2013 Spring Meet is scheduled for April 27-June 30. The
track has hosted the Breeders' Cup World Championships a record eight times.
Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at
Mobilitie was founded in 2005 with the goal of assisting wireless carriers in
meeting their network infrastructure needs through a strategic partnership
model.Mobilitie is recognized as an industry leader for developing,
operating, and leasing communication towers, indoor and outdoor DAS networks,
and other infrastructure that supports wireless communications. Mobilitie is
headquartered in Newport Beach, CA.For more information about Mobilitie,
please visit www.mobilitie.com or contact our public relations department at
Mobilitie is the official Distributed Antenna System Provider of Churchill
CONTACT: Christine Hinton
521 Communications (for Mobilitie)
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