PHILADELPHIA (November 16, 2023) – The New Wells Fargo Center today announced that the arena has partnered with Extreme Networks™, Inc., the Official Wi-Fi Analytics Provider of the NHL and a leader in cloud networking, to install Extreme Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E-ready systems to deliver high-speed, high-capacity, low latency connectivity for both fans and arena officials. In partnership with Comcast Business, the new Wi-Fi network, powered by nearly 450 Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E access points throughout the New Wells Fargo Center, will allow fans to seamlessly access mobile tickets, social media, online sports betting applications, mobile concessions and more. At the same time, the network will help the arena function more efficiently than ever, with fast, seamless Wi-Fi access for ticket scanners, portable card readers, staff communications, security cameras, and more.”

The last Wi-Fi upgrade was in 2015. One Gigabite per second Xfinity Wi-Fi. Of course, that was the pre-contactless era, when we were less reliant on our phones. Physical tickets were still a thing, and there was less dicking around on social media. No TikTok videos or anything like that. Sounds as though this new “extreme” Wi-Fi will provide people with fast enough speeds that they can scroll their phone instead of watching the game.