Good news over at Ted’s Take for fans of the Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics:
We have installed free, unrestricted wireless Internet access at Verizon Center, and it’s currently available for Mystics games and will be available for the upcoming Capitals and Wizards seasons. Our new FanAccess Wi-Fi network allows fans with wireless devises the ability to connect to the web from their seats.
This move is a leap forward for fans’ connectivity during games—both for incoming information and for sharing observations directly from the event. No longer will fans have to rely on cellphone reception to stay connected to chats, Twitter, out-of-town games, and of course On Frozen Blog (clearly!).
While some stadiums and arenas already have free Wi-Fi, very few offer it in the seats—most have designated “Wi-Fi hotspots” rather than in-seat connectivity.
Some may fear that free WiFi will distract some patrons from the on-ice action. But let’s be honest: Those who prefer to bury their noses in an LCD screen already do so. The rest of us just have a better way to keep connected, to share those “Omigod!” moments of in-game excitement that you just don’t get from watching on television.
So kudos to Leonsis and his technical team for making the entire Phone Booth a very hot spot indeed.