May 18, 2017 —
It wasn’t just the horses and mud that were flying during the Kentucky Derby events last week, more than 25 terabytes of data were transmitted through the air as well, setting a record.
More than 263,000 spectators at the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks shared the equivalent of 70 million selfies on their smart phones using Mobilitie’s DAS, installed throughout Churchill Downs. Installed in 2012, the neutral-host DAS was expanded and improved this year for the fifth year in a row, resulting in increased coverage across nearly 115 acres. In addition to 377 antennas, it includes 2.3 million feet of fiber optic cable, more than 13 miles of coaxial cable and nearly 750 amplifiers.