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AT&T boosts cell service for data-hungry customers at PGA Championship

AT&T is among the carriers boosting cell service at Quail Hollow Club during the PGA Championship.
AT&T is among the carriers boosting cell service at Quail Hollow Club during the PGA Championship.

Golf fans looking to share photos, tweets and Instagram posts from the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club are getting an extra boost from AT&T.

The telecommunications giant said it has deployed its mobile Cell on Wheels (COW) tower to help provide extra capacity for customers using their phones at the course this week. The device has a tower and extra servers to route calls through its network.

“Any time we know there will be extra demand on the network we try to augment it,” AT&T spokesman Josh Gelinas said.

At last year’s PGA Championship in New Jersey, AT&T customers used 2 terabytes of data – the equivalent of 5.6 million selfies.

Other options for smartphone users on the course include free Wi-Fi offered by the PGA Championship. Look for “Wi-FI Zone” signs on the course.

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The PGA Championship is offering Wi-Fi service at Quail Hollow Club. Rick Rothacker

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