Verizon and NASCAR have partnered to bring improved WiFi and 5G connectivity to 12 NASCAR-owned racetracks around the country.
The two companies’ goal is to modernize the 12 racetracks, providing improved connectivity to drivers, teams and fans, starting with improved WiFi. The partnership sees Verizon become the Official Wireless Telecommunications and 5G Mobility Partner of NASCAR. The company will also be the Official At-Track Wi-Fi Partner of the 12 racetracks.
“The thousands of fans attending NASCAR events across the country need reliable connectivity to share and send photos and videos of races in real-time, stay up-to-date on their favorite drivers, and connect with fellow fans inside and outside the track,” said George Fischer, Senior Vice President, 5G Ecosystems and Alliances for Verizon Business Group. “As the official wireless provider for NASCAR, we are looking forward to enhancing the fan experience today and working together to revolutionize the future of the racing experience for drivers and fans.”
The news comes on the heals of Verizon investing $80 million to improve their 5G network in Miami in preparation for the Super Bowl. With these moves, its obvious Verizon is focusing on high-concentration areas and venues with their 5G rollout.