Pro and College Football Midseason Data Usage

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AT&T college and pro football fans have used more than 37 TB of mobile data usage during the 2016 midseason matchups, equaling to more than 107 million selfies.

We’re half way through football season and dreams of a championship are on every fans’ mind. We don’t know yet who will win the big game, but when it comes to data usage, AT&T football fans are a dream team.

Since the season starter, fans have flocked to stadiums across the country – ready to share all the action from the stands with friends and family. During the 2016 midseason matchups of both college and pro football, mobile data usage totaled 37 TB. That’s equal to more than 107 million selfies!

That’s a lot of data—and even more team spirit.

From nail-biting double-overtimes in college games to rival showdowns for the pros, there has been plenty to talk about. And the data speaks for itself.

  • Compared to the midway point for college football in 2015, we experienced a nearly 85% increase in data usage.
  • Compared to the halfway mark for pro football in 2015, we experienced a nearly 90% increase in data usage.

Top 5 College Venues by Total Mobile Data Usage, Week 10:

Columbus, Ohio

2.6 TB

Equals more than 7 million social media photo posts

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

2.4 TB

Equals more than 6.8 million social media photo posts               

Morgantown, West Virginia

2.3 TB

Equals more than 6.6 million social media photo posts               

Clemson, South Carolina

1.8 TB

Equals more than 5 million social media photo posts               

Columbia, South Carolina

1.3 TB

Equals more than 3.7 million social media photo posts               

Top 5 Pro Venues by Total Mobile Data Usage, Week 9:

Miami, Florida

2.1 TB

Equals more than 5.9 million social media photo posts  

San Diego, California

1.9 TB

Equals more than 5.5 million social media photo posts  

San Francisco, California

1.5 TB

Equals more than 4.4 million social media photo posts  

Oakland, California

1.3 TB

Equals more than 3.7 million social media photo posts  

Baltimore, Maryland

1.2 TB

Equals more than 3.5 million social media photo posts  

Caveats:

  • Figures only include data traffic seen on the AT&T venue-specific mobile network.
  • All data metrics come only from venues with a DAS where the AT&T mobile network is on-air. These metrics are not comprehensive of every game played during this past weekend for college football.
  • Data compiled only from football stadiums with home games during this selected timeframe where AT&T is on-air on a DAS.