Mediacom Business Taps New Broadband Technology to Power Principal Charity Classic PGA TOUR Champions Event

Mediacom Business, a division of Mediacom Communications Corporation, today announced it will once again serve as the official broadband provider for the Principal Charity Classic®, presented by Wells Fargo. The annual PGA TOUR Champions event is set for June 6-11 at the historic Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Principal Charity Classic was named the PGA TOUR Champions Tournament of the Year in 2016 and has raised nearly $10 million to benefit Iowa children’s charities in the past decade.

The advanced communications services Mediacom Business is providing to the Principal Charity Classic are powered by the DOCSIS 3.1 “Gigasphere” platform, the latest generation of broadband technology. By utilizing Gigasphere, the company is able to provide 1 Gigabit internet connections to various locations throughout the Wakonda Club.

“Using the Gigabit speeds from Mediacom Business allows the Principal Charity Classic event team to quickly transfer data from remote course sites back to their main office,” said Dan Templin, Senior Vice President of Mediacom Business. “In addition, by placing 1 Gig enabled modems in the media center, locker rooms and family areas, we are able to offer a greatly enhanced technology experience to all the attendees.”

The 1 Gig internet service will be used to provide courtesy Wi-Fi connections to spectators, players, sports writers, television networks and staff throughout Wakonda Club facilities: “Earlier this year, Mediacom upgraded Iowa to the first Gigabit state in the nation, and we are proud to showcase our network investments at this year’s Principal Charity Classic,” Templin said.

Greg Conrad, Tournament Director for the Principal Charity Classic, said connectivity plays an important role in the…

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