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Connacht provide free WiFi to fans with Magnet Plus (Formerly Magnet Networks)

Connacht Rugby supporters can now enjoy free internet access at all home games with the addition of high speed WiFi at the Sportsground.

philip clapperton
Philip Clapperton

Thanks to a WiFi upgrade from Magnet Plus, high speed connectivity is now available to all fans throughout the stadium.

Magnet Plus have installed new access points throughout the Sportsground which will allow the new WiFi network to handle the demands of a capacity stadium on matchdays.

The announcement comes just weeks after Magnet Plus revealed plans to offer free high speed WiFi to Galway city centre.

“This is the first time Connacht Rugby have been able to bring free WiFi to the Sportsground in Galway,” said Connacht Rugby’s Head of Commercial & Marketing Brian Mahony.

“We now have full coverage throughout the stadium, with enviable speeds thanks to Magnet Plus.

“In the past, it was traditionally the younger fans that would use their devices at games. Now, expectations have changed and fans of all ages need to log on while at a game.

“Connacht fans can now enjoy a high speed connection that is on par with any other stadium. In fact, we have had zero connectivity issues since the introduction of the WiFi, and not every stadium can say that.

“Not only that, we also offer our fans the chance to win great prizes each time they log in to the stadium WiFi.”

Magnet Plus have installed a fibre connection to the stadium with five access points around the grounds ensuring high speed, secure coverage for all fans.

“Magnet Plus are proud to be a part of the business community in Galway and this is another great example of our capabilities,” said Magnet Plus’ regional sales director Philip Clapperton.

“As well as our new high speed connection to the Sportsground, we have also created a digital corridor in the city centre with free public wifi along Shop street and provided connectivity to the recent Galway International Arts Festival.

“We are committed to working with businesses in the Galway region who are looking to move to the next level with the fastest broadband service available in the Irish Market.”

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