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Tens of thousands of people dressed in costumes comic book and TV show characters will descend upon San Diego this week for Comic-Con International. To connect them for the event, we’re shining our globe symbol and paging all of our network superheroes to report for duty.  

Mobile data use continues to skyrocket at big events every year—especially at “look at me” events like Comic-Con International. From 2011-2014, mobile data usage at Comic-Con has increased more than 500% and we expect it keep rising this year.

We know the tech-savvy crowd at Comic-Con will be actively using their mobile devices this week. Whether they’re posting spoilers about a certain anticipated book release at a panel discussion, downloading video games, or sharing a photo of a spot-on character taking part in cosplay—mobile devices will always be nearby.  And thanks to our superhero wireless network, we’ll be ready to make sure the people of Comic-Con don’t fall victim to the evil, network congestion villains.  

We brought in extra network muscle this year to help Comic-Con attendees stay connected at one of the most exciting pop culture events of the year. With thousands of people dressed up as their favorite characters from comic books, movies, and TV shows and many of the biggest names in entertainment roaming around downtown San Diego, we expect a lot of shareable moments from this year’s convention.  

So we’re bringing in our own superhero team to boost wireless capacity to help Comic-Con attendees stay connected this year.

  • “Super” COLT (Cell on Light Truck) at the San Diego Convention Center
  • “Super” COW (Cell on Wheels) in the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego
  • Free Wi-Fi for AT&T customers inside the San Diego Convention Center
  • Double the 4G LTE capacity compared to last year at all cell sites in the immediate vicinity of the San Diego Convention Center 

So get your costumes ready, grab your smartphone, and get ready because Comic-Con is coming!

Bill Smith
Bill Smith President - AT&T Network Operations, AT&T Services Inc