5 Bars has been selected by the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) to provide DAS and Wi-Fi service for its Folsom Field and CU Events Center athletic facilities.
5 Bars will be the sole provider of a distributed antenna system (DAS) and Wi-Fi, small-cell and 3.5 GHz service at those facilities. The new systems will enable a more complete experience using cellular phones and other wireless-capable devices while attending events. The DAS will increase both data capacity and the coverage area of the network, allowing guests to make phone calls, text, and upload data with greater ease.
“NCN and 5 Bars are thrilled to bring first-class DAS and Wi-Fi systems to CU’s Folsom Field and CU Events Center,” said Paul McGinn, CEO of NCN, 5 Bars’ parent company. “We are confident that all the major carriers will join NCN’s neutral DAS network, providing better coverage for the entire CU community.”
“We are very pleased to partner with 5 Bars to bring DAS and Wi-Fi to our fans,” said CU athletic director Rick George. “We are always looking for ways to improve the experience for Buffs fans and know that connectivity is a crucial piece of that. The opportunity to work closely with NCN and 5 Bars to find a model that works better for us is very exciting.”
5 Bars is planning to complete installation of the new systems at Folsom Field and CU Events Center by the end of 2018.