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June 17, 2015
Mediacom Business Press Release
Gigabit+ Speeds Fuel the Internet at Iowa Speedway
Des Moines, IA – June 17, 2015 – Building on a recently renewed partnership with Iowa Speedway, Mediacom Communications today announced that its Mediacom Business Division will provide Gigabit+ broadband speeds for nationally televised NASCAR and IndyCar racing events during the June, July and August racing season.
Regarded as the “Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” NASCAR uses Iowa Speedway as a testing ground dedicated to the “fan experience,” allowing race enthusiasts to get closer to the action, including pre-race access to driver introductions and open driver meetings, according to Iowa Speedway President Jimmy Small.
High-speed Internet access provided over a robust broadband network is essential to meeting the growing bandwidth requirements of both U.S. and international news media delegations each race weekend, Mr. Small said.
“Our broadband needs are considerable during race-day events. Sanctioning body officials, race teams and reporters are all constantly downloading and sending large amounts of data throughout the day,” continued Mr. Small. “We’re fortunate for this strategic relationship with Mediacom Business, and we’re excited for them to meet our gigabit broadband needs and for Iowa Speedway to be one of the best-connected tracks in the nation.”
Dan Templin, Senior Vice President of Mediacom Business, said the partnership with Iowa Speedway was made possible by the $2.8 billion Mediacom has invested since 1999 to acquire, upgrade, and expand its robust broadband infrastructure that now offers Gigabit+ Fiber Solutions™ to over 300 communities in Iowa.
Mr. Templin said Mediacom Business will provide Gigabit+ connectivity to facilities throughout the grounds of Iowa Speedway, including the Mediacom Media Center where both reporters and photojournalists upload very large files and images, access data, and share communications. High-definition video will also be provided to tower suites and the Newton Club.
“Mediacom Business understands that the next-level technologies employed by forward-thinking businesses like Iowa Speedway will require ultra-fast, reliable broadband connections,” said Mr. Templin. “Our proprietary fiber-optic network is the ideal solution for delivering speeds of 1-Gig and higher to communities across Iowa today, and it is scalable, flexible and powerful enough to support them as their connectivity demands grow.”
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the eighth largest cable operator in the U.S. serving about 1.3 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
About Iowa Speedway
Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located in Newton, Iowa. Our 2015 schedule includes four exciting race weekends: May 16-17 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR XFINITY Series), June 19-20 (NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and USAC Silver Crown Series), July 17-18 (ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards and Verizon IndyCar Series) and July 31-August 1 (NASCAR K&N Pro Series East/West and NASCAR XFINITY Series). For tickets, call 1-866-787-8946. To learn more, visit
www.IowaSpeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway.
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