Gigabit+ Speeds Fuel the Internet at Iowa Speedway

DES MOINES, IA — Building on a recently renewed partnership with Iowa Speedway, Mediacom Communications announced that its Mediacom Business Division will provide Gigabit+ broadband speeds for nationally televised NASCAR and IndyCar racing events during the June, July and August racing season.

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Regarded as the “Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” NASCAR uses Iowa Speedway as a testing ground dedicated to the “fan experience,” allowing race enthusiasts to get closer to the action, including pre-race access to driver introductions and open driver meetings, according to Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small.

High-speed Internet access provided over a robust broadband network is essential to meeting the growing bandwidth requirements of both U.S. and international news media delegations each race weekend, Mr. Small said.

“Our broadband needs are considerable during race-day events. Sanctioning body officials, race teams and reporters are all constantly downloading and sending large amounts of data throughout the day,” continued Mr. Small. “We’re fortunate for this strategic relationship with Mediacom Business, and we’re excited for them to meet our gigabit broadband needs and for Iowa Speedway to be one of the best-connected tracks in the nation.”

$2.8 billion Long-term Fiber Investment
Dan Templin, senior vice president of Mediacom Business, said the partnership with Iowa Speedway was made possible by the $2.8 billion Mediacom has invested since 1999 to acquire, upgrade, and expand its robust broadband infrastructure that now offers Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions to over 300 communities in Iowa.

Mr. Templin said Mediacom Business will provide Gigabit+ connectivity to facilities throughout the grounds of Iowa Speedway, including the Mediacom Media Center where both reporters and photojournalists upload very large files and images, access data, and share communications. High-definition video will also be provided to tower suites and the Newton Club.

“Mediacom Business understands that the next-level technologies employed by forward-thinking businesses like Iowa Speedway will require ultra-fast, reliable broadband connections,” said Mr. Templin. “Our proprietary fiber-optic network is the ideal solution for delivering speeds of 1-Gig and higher to communities across Iowa today, and it is scalable, flexible and powerful enough to support them as their connectivity demands grow.”


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