January 19, 2017

Why Wave II Wi-Fi? Let the Patriots explain…

Why Wave II Wi-Fi? Let the Patriots explain...

Why Wave II Wi-Fi? Let the Patriots explain... In 2012, the New England Patriots embarked on a journey to deliver in-venue Wi-Fi connectivity to any guest at Gillette Stadium.  At the time the Patriots recognized the shift toward a heightened engagement with digital mediums, and with it the growing expectations of their fan base to stay connected to their mobile devices during games.

Fast forward to 2016, and the Patriots’ fans initial decision to invest in Wi-Fi for their fans has been validated as countless of other teams have followed suite.

Fred Kirsch, VP of Content with the New England Patriots and Kraft Sports Productions, who has driven the team’s in-venue mobile strategy since its inception, discusses how the Patriots leverage technology and how they engage with fans in-venue in the interviews below.

Fred Kirsch 2016 Interview – Why Upgrade to Wave 2/Why Partner with Extreme

Fred Kirsch explains why the Patriots upgraded to Wave 2 wireless, and why the team continues to work with Extreme for their network needs.


Fred Kirsch - Evolution of Connectivity

Fred Kirsch describes the evolution of mobile connectivity in-venue and at Gillette Stadium.


Want to learn more about the Patriots, their upgrade to Wave II Wi-Fi, and their in-venue connectivity strategy? Check out these assets below:

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Ryan HallSenior Marketing Specialist

Ryan T. Hall is a Senior Marketing Specialist at Extreme Networks, supporting the Sports & Entertainment business unit from a marketing and business development perspective. He also manages solution marketing for hospitality, and has been with Extreme Networks since August 2012, beginning in an entry-level inside sales role. He earned his undergraduate degree in English Literature as well as his master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of New Hampshire.

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