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Summerfest makes it easier for you to share experience

Jon Byman

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Summerfest makes it easier for you to share experience

CREATED May. 9, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Summerfest is making it easier for you to promote Summerfest.  AT&T is doing a major upgrade to cell coverage on the ground.

"When festival goers are here they're here for the music, they're here for the great time.  And they like to share their experiences, they like to snap photos, shoot videos, text each other," said Summerfest's John Boler.

Summerfest and the cell companies have noticed that with hundreds of thousands of people all tweeting, facebooking and using any other myriad of social media on their phones at once, the system on the grounds has been getting overwhelmed.  So they're doing a major upgrade.

Last year, there were 18 cell antennas on the grounds to handle all the traffic.  This year, there will be 65.
 

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