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Comcast Business Links Up With Atlanta Braves

Comcast Business said it has struck a new multi-site enterprise network deal with the Atlanta Braves for the team’s front offices at SunTrust Park and for minor league team operations in Georgia and  Virginia.

The agreement follows a multi-year tech and real estate partnership announced in March 2015 between the Braves and Comcast.

The latest deal calls for Comcast Business to connect the team with two 100 Gbps Ethernet services at the new Braves ballpark, set for completion in 2017, and more than 700  WiFi access points for the mixed-use facility. Comcast Business will also connect the team’s minor league teams in Rome and Gwinnett County, Ga.; and Danville, Va., as well as a sales location at the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta. Comcast will also supply phone service for the Braves’ SunTrust Park offices.

Comcast is also on tap to provide video, voice and high-speed Internet connectivity throughout the 60-acre project, which includes the new ballpark, retail shops, restaurants, an office tower, hotel, an entertainment venue and residential units.

Comcast will also become the Braves’ “signature tenant” for a multi-story office building within the development that will house more than 1,000 Comcast Employees.

The deal expands on Comcast Business’ sports-facing agreements to equip LP Field, the home of the Tennessee Titans, with 1-Gig connectivity and on-site WiFi hotpots, and pacts with the San Francisco 49ers,Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Boston Celtics, Oakland A’s, Boston Red Sox,  Detroit Tigers and Atlanta Hawks. 

Comcast Business pulled in $1.36 billion in revenues in Q2 2016, up from $1.16 billion in the year-ago period.