NFL American football franchise the Cincinnati Bengals has entered into a partnership with telecommunications company altafiber that will significantly enhance connectivity at Paul Brown Stadium.

The deal will deliver a state-of-the-art, fibre-enabled Wi-Fi 6 network at Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals’ home since the venue opened in 2000. Altafiber and its IT services subsidiary, CBTS, will engineer and build the Wi-Fi network that will more than double the number of access points at the facility to 1,600.

“First, we want to thank Hamilton County for supporting this project and sharing our passion for providing fans a best-in-class experience at Paul Brown Stadium,” said Elizabeth Blackburn, Bengals director of strategy and engagement.

“In today’s world, fans demand first-class amenities and part of that is continuous Wi-Fi connectivity so they can engage with family and friends, post on social media, and check the latest news, scores, and stats. We’re excited to provide this state-of-the-art technology as we continue to enhance the game-day experience.”

To support the new access points, Paul Brown Stadium is deploying a 40GbE network core that will deliver the fastest Internet speeds possible for fans. Altafiber provides Wi-Fi to multiple high-traffic venues across the local region, including UD Arena, which recently hosted the NCAA First Four.

As a part of the overall partnership, altafiber and the Bengals are entering a sponsorship agreement that includes gate signage at the northwest entrance at Paul Brown Stadium, signage inside the stadium, and sponsorship of Bengals-related radio, television, and digital content.

“Altafiber shares the Cincinnati Bengals’ commitment to providing an outstanding experience to the customers and communities that we serve,” said Christi Cornette, chief culture officer of altafiber.

“We are proud to be the official Wi-Fi provider of the Cincinnati Bengals and Paul Brown Stadium, and we look forward to serving the team and its fans well into the future.”

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