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Free Wi-Fi for all fans at Gillette

Enterasys Networks, a Siemens Enterprise Communications company with a presence in Andover, said Monday that it has been chosen by the Kraft Sports Group to provide high-density Wi-Fi at Gillette Stadium as a way to ensure high-speed wireless connectivity for all fans at New England Patriots games and other stadium events.

Gillette Stadium has a capacity of about 68,000 for Patriots games, and this NFL season, all fans at Gillette will have free Wi-Fi access, the Patriots said; last season, only about 6,000 fans in the stadium’s exclusive Putnam Club level seats had such access.

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To reduce the likelihood of congestion, Enterasys said it has deployed “hundreds” of wireless access points throughout the stadium.

A spokesman for the Kraft Sports Group described this effort as a “multimillion dollar investment” but declined to be more specific about financial details.

Chris Reidy can be reached at reidy@globe.com.
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