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Autzen Stadium. Photo via  Flickr user jasonwhat.
Autzen Stadium. Photo via Flickr user jasonwhat.

College football fans in the Northwest will have an easier time sending tweets and uploading pictures from their smartphones this fall.

The University of Oregon announced today that both AT&T and Verizon have installed a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Autzen Stadium, just in time for the 2014 college football season. The addition will help bolster connectivity for AT&T and Verizon customers attending games.

Here in Seattle, AT&T has also installed a DAS at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium, and that will be working in time for the UW’s home opener on Sept. 6. Verizon, meanwhile, will have a portable cell phone tower (COW) at the stadium and should be on the DAS by next season.

UW spokesperson Carter Henderson told GeekWire that AT&T is working with Sprint and T-Mobile to also use the DAS at Husky Stadium.

Last fall, AT&T and Verizon installed a DAS at CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders. This season, Verizon is adding a Wi-Fi network and a new cell site at the stadium.

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