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Boingo to service sports facilities

Fri., June 6, 2014

Boingo Wireless has signed deals to become the provider of wireless service for Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena

The company will use a cellular Distributed Antenna System (DAS) service so fans inside both buildings have improved coverage and capacity, the company said in a news release.

An increasing number of fans use their mobile devices to send photo and video files, which can create data bottlenecks. Boingo configures the network so customers attending large sports events will have no difficulty sending or receiving data during times of heavy network activity.

The decisions to use Boingo at the two facilities were made independently, a company spokesman said.

New rules for equity markets

WASHINGTON – The Securities and Exchange Commission is embarking on a broad plan to tackle growing concerns about the impact of high-speed computer-based trading on equity markets.

In a speech Thursday, SEC Chair Mary Jo White outlined new rules and regulations that aim to boost market stability and fairness, enhance transparency and improve markets for smaller companies.

White’s proposals come amid mounting debate about the impact of superfast computers and algorithms, which now account for a majority of trading volume. The increasingly complex electronics systems that run stock trading have come under strain in recent years. The proposals will be refined by SEC staff before being considered by the full commission.


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