WiFi Vendor For Super Bowl In Houston Is Chosen

The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation has selected a vendor to install WiFi at NRG Stadium. The wireless system will be in place well before the 2017 Super Bowl.


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The Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation selected 5 Bars Inside to install WiFi at NRG Stadium. 

The California-based company was one of six hoping to land the contract. There was some controversy because Commissioner Steve Radack didn’t want Harris County to foot the nearly $3 million bill.

Corporation chairman Edgar Colon says it will be covered by the Super Bowl Host Committee and other funding sources.

“Now we have to find the sources for the funding, we have already some commitments from some organizations. So, I’m sure that we’re going to resolve that matter within the next two to three weeks,” said Colon. 

The company installed a wireless system for the Anaheim Angels baseball Stadium, and Colon says he doesn’t anticipate any service problems for football.

“To some extent, that is why they were so aggressive with their pricing because they want to get into the NFL stadium business,” Colon says.

Colon says the time is critical to secure funding for the contract because he wants the wireless system to be installed by the start of the upcoming NFL season, more than a year before the Super Bowl.

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