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More selfies! AT&T wireless service at Neyland Stadium upgraded

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Football fans will now enjoy stronger wireless connections when they want to share the action at UT’s Neyland Stadium with their smartphones or tablets, AT&T announced today.

AT&T and the University of Tennessee worked together to develop a “distributed antenna system,” which uses numerous small antennas to distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage throughout the stadium, improving wireless service by shortening the distance a call or text must travel.

The utility company expects that the upgrade will improve call reliability and mobile Internet access. Fans should be able to enjoy the improved service during the Vols’ first SEC home game at the stadium Saturday, according to AT&T.

“When our customers head out to Neyland to cheer on the Vols, we want them to have a great network experience,” Alan Hill, AT&T Tennessee spokesman and a UT alum, said in a statement. “We’ve improved the network so they can make a call, post pictures, and download apps at the game.”

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