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Mediacom Powers Iowa Speedway with WiFi

A year after providing its Gigabit + broadband service to Iowa Speedway, Mediacom Business has been tapped to extend its WiFi network to the sports venue, allowing racegoers and news media to post live comments, pictures and videos during races as well as accessing mobile apps to enhance the racing experience.

“We’re fortunate that Iowa Speedway is a source for testing innovative platforms like this,” said Iowa Speedway president Jimmy Small in a statement. “We are building on our successful strategic relationship with Mediacom Business in bringing high-capacity broadband to Iowa Speedway, among the best connected tracks in the business. Our Newton Club members will be the first to enjoy this new service during Wide Opening Weekend June 18-19.”

The WiFi connection will allow attendees in the Newton Club to access NASCAR and INDYCAR mobile apps with features such as live leaderboards, real-time track position and driver telemetry, driver audio, in-car cameras and highlights.

WiFi service for both indoor and outdoor sections of the Newton Club is enabled by the Cisco Meraki business solution.

“Meraki provides powerful WiFi, security and networking capabilities that work immediately out-of-the-box and still allow for easy customization via the web,” Mediacom Business, senior vice president Dan Templin said in a statement. “We’re excited to leverage this proven technology to expand on the race fan experience at the Iowa Speedway.”