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Verizon To Offer Its 5G Wireless Service At NASCAR Events To Modernize Wi-Fi Experience

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to take over the charge of wireless services at NASCAR racetracks after Sprint opted out as the title sponsor of the Cup Series following the 2016 season. The partnership between NASCAR and Verizon was announced last week and is expected to track Wi-Fi systems and incorporate wireless 5G technology.

Although the size of the investment was not disclosed, Neeb informed that the sanctioning body has allowed a significant amount of capital to improve the wireless aspects for fans. Daytona, Darlington, Richmond, and Talladega were identified as priority venues, as per reports. The investment and inclusion will not only benefit fans but will also be a perk for the entire industry including sponsors. Verizon also includes traditional sponsorship activation in the sport as part of the deal, including at track and on broadcasts. Verizon’ CSM Sport & Entertainment to work on its motorsports marketing.

Vickie Lonker, Verizon’s vice president of product management  noted the deal as a critical and fulfilling project for the company and stated: “We’re partnering with NASCAR to modernize their infrastructure because we know their fan experiences and in-venue experience are somewhat limited because signal strength and ubiquitous service is a challenge in most of the locations — so first and foremost this is about modernizing that Wi-Fi experience.”

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(Read Original Story: NASCAR's Verizon deal to help get tracks up to speed in American City Business Journals)


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