ATLANTA and DALLAS-FORT WORTH, March 23, 2022 – Hospitality Network, a Cox Business company, today announced it has been selected to elevate the connectivity experience at the Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC), beginning just in time for its jam-packed 2022 event season. This decision comes on the heels of the recently announced reinvigoration of the downtown facility, slated to begin its first phase in 2023.
As the FWCC prepares for another year packed with large-scale, in-person events, the venue expects heightened use of high-speed, user-friendly Internet and WiFi that today’s attendees expect. Hospitality Network will partner with FWCC to create a modern guest experience with reliable connectivity and flexible technology pricing.
“Our facility serves the 13th largest city in the nation and brings approximately 900,000 people together for more than 660 event days a year,” said Mike Crum, director of the City of Fort Worth Public Events Department. “As we continue to grow our space and expand our events calendar, creating an advanced connectivity experience became a top priority and Cox Business’ Hospitality Network will help us take that experience to the next level.”
Hospitality Network was chosen to lead the charge, thanks to its extensive portfolio of innovative connectivity offerings and deep industry experience in hospitality. Hospitality Network worked closely with FWCC to create the perfect solution tailored to its needs and will install more than 100 access points throughout the property, covering its roughly 400,000 square feet of exhibit space, meeting spaces, ballrooms and outdoor events plaza. Guests can expect lightning-fast and accessible connectivity throughout the venue with solutions specifically designed to support larger crowds.
“Fort Worth is now considered a top-growth tech city,” said Jady West, vice president of hospitality. “As such, it’s critical that hospitality-focused venues are providing outstanding connected experiences for the ever more tech-savvy guest. Creating this modern, advanced user experience is a major focus at Hospitality Network and we look forward to supporting the Fort Worth Convention Center through this exciting season of expansion.”
For more information about Cox Business’ Hospitality Network and its services, please visit coxhn.com.
About Hospitality Network (HN):
An affiliate of Cox Business, Hospitality Network assists clients in the hospitality and large venue industry to provide guests with the latest in technology experiences. Delivering first-class capabilities for more than 30 years, HN has expertise in providing services including managed Wi‑Fi, high-capacity bandwidth, free-to-guest TV, VOD, in-room entertainment (IRE), digital signage and location-based services. HN has proven technologies that enable the ultimate technology experience from coast to coast. For more information about Cox HN and its solutions, please visit www.coxhn.com.
About Cox Business:
The commercial division of Cox Communications, Cox Business provides voice, data and video services for more than 355,000 small and regional businesses nationwide, including health care providers; K−12 and higher education; financial institutions; and federal, state and local government organizations. The organization also serves most of the top-tier wireless and wireline telecommunications carriers in the U.S. through its wholesale division. For more information, please visit www.coxbusiness.com.
About the Fort Worth Convention Center
Since 1968, the Fort Worth Convention Center & Arena has hosted thousands of major national and international events that include sports, concerts, conventions and trade shows. Owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth, the Convention Center was significantly expanded in 2003. With total meeting space of almost 400,000 square feet, it is the premier event space in downtown Fort Worth and one of the best in the Southwest. Western heritage and hospitality meet modern culture and sophistication in this fast-growing metropolitan city that boasts one of the most walkable downtowns in the U.S., a renowned cultural arts district and a historic Stockyards district. For more information about the Fort-Worth Convention Center, please visit www.fortworthconventioncenter.com.
Andra Bennett, APR