On August 8, the PGA Tour Champions event returns to Snoqualmie, Washington. More than 80 players will compete for more than $2.1 million in the seven-day, 54-hole event at the Boeing Classic. From the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge and the Korean Air Pro-Am to the Boeing Classic and Jet Flyover competition, this one-of-a-kind sporting event is back in Washington and sure to have golf fans, both in the venues and at home, on the verge of suspense. seating
However, long before thousands of fans and athletes arrive at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Comcast technicians have been working to provide world-class connectivity. The technology infrastructure that technicians assemble and maintain will ensure that attendees can share their favorite selfie, vendors can use their sales systems, stage crew can keep up the entertainment, and athletes can connect with their families at home and all who are in the place; Wifi.
The Network Built for Fans
Improved connectivity at Snoqualmie Ridge is the latest example of the company’s network investment in the state. Over the past three years, Comcast has invested $1 billion in technology and infrastructure in Washington, including expanding and upgrading our network.
Comcast technicians will install more than 100 cable boxes and modems for vendors and attendees so they can have WiFi access to watch the action on the field when they’re inside. Technicians also use more than 4,000 feet of heavy-duty cable, which they lay around the field and facility.
Because of this, attendees will have unprecedented performance in high-traffic hubs. In addition, we also operate Xfinity public Wi-Fi hotspots that are available to Comcast customers in Snoqualmie to provide additional coverage for fans.
“Comcast has been a long-time supplier and partner of Boeing Classic. We appreciate the amount of time and effort they put into their work to ensure the tournament is supported and running smoothly,” said Ryan Ingalls, Tournament Director.
“We are proud of our continued investments in Washington, especially as we welcome athletes and fans to Snoqualmie,” said Rodrigo Lopez, senior vice president of the Comcast Washington region. “Our network facility will provide reliable, high-speed connectivity for our customers during the tournament.”
About the Comcast Network
After hitting historic highs in 2020, traffic on the Comcast network grew again in 2021, according to the 2021 Comcast Network Report. Backed by billions in strategic investments and groundbreaking advances in network technology, the Comcast network continued to thrive and delivered faster-than-advertised speeds to customers during this unprecedented era.
“It’s events like The Boeing Classic that reinforce how the Internet keeps fans, event staff and other attendees connected to the moments that matter,” Lopez added. “Over the past two years, our network has been a powerful and trusted pillar for our customers as they have experienced dramatic changes in the way we live, learn, play and work. The network’s outstanding performance over this time is a testament to our commitment to strategic investment, relentless innovation, and the incredible talent and dedication of our technology team in Washington State.”
Continued network innovation has been essential to not only manage the surge in pandemic traffic, but also future-proof the network as demand continues to grow for one-off events like the Boeing Classic.