Originally published: February 7, 2012
Last updated: February 7, 2012 - 5:03pm
In addition to beer and popcorn, football fans who crowded into the Super Bowl stadium in Indianapolis over the weekend were consuming copious amounts of data from wireless networks. AT&T, the nation’s No. 2 carrier, said it saw more data use at this year’s big game than any other sporting event. Interestingly, the data use came mostly from people sharing content as opposed to downloading. John Donovan, AT&T’s senior executive vice president of technology and network operations, said that AT&T customers in Lucas Oil Stadium uploaded 40 percent more data than they downloaded, posting lots of video and photos and shooting out thousands of messages.