Mediacom Business Revs Up Iowa Speedway

Iowa Speedway and Mediacom Business agreed to a renewed partnership that will help the motorsports facility better address growing bandwidth demand, onsite high speed Internet in the Mediacom Media Center and high-definition video powered by Mediacom Business, according to the provider.

Iowa Speedway president Jimmy Small said in a release: “Mediacom Business was the right partner for this complex project, supporting a seamless network migration without any disruptions or loss in vital services. Our strategic relationship with Mediacom Business continues to grow – largely as a result of their deep understanding of advanced broadband networking backed by a robust, dedicated Internet connection provided by Mediacom Business.”

Dan Templin, SVP of Mediacom Business, said in the release "we’ll have experienced, local technicians on hand before and during races to ensure maximum connectivity to our network by members of the media. Iowa Speedway is a race venue known for being the ‘fastest short track on the planet’, and Mediacom Business is known for our hyper-fast broadband connections. It’s a perfect partnership which brings unprecedented advanced broadband, voice and video services to Iowa Speedway over our extensive fiber optic network.”

NASCAR-owned Iowa Speedway is the first-ever driver designed speedway. The Rusty Wallace designed track offers 7/8 mile tri-oval racing with 12-13-14 degree compound banking in the turns and covers 600 acres of land. The tri-oval is 60 feet wide and includes a 20 foot apron. The facility also features six other track configurations including a 1.3 mile road course designed by Alan Wilson that can be run two different ways with more than nine turns, the companies said in the release.

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