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ARC Racecourses Introduce Wi-Fi In Partnership With Sky

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26 February 2018

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is delighted to announce all of its 15 racecourses will be fully equipped with Wi-Fi by the end of summer 2018. 

The Wi-Fi solution will be powered by Sky Wi-Fi, which connects millions of people to the UK’s largest public Wi-Fi network. 

Sky is the leading provider of entertainment and communications services which is built on over 25 years of market transformation and innovation. A first-class Wi-Fi experience will be available across the racecourses for all customers, racecourse staff and racing professionals. This means that everyone can use it, from customers in the grandstands, paddocks, bars and restaurants, through to owners, trainers, jockeys and racing staff. There will be separate designated Wi-Fi access available for members of the media, racecourse staff and VIP guests, along with accessibility for corporate events held on non-race days. 

Martin Cruddace, Chief Executive of ARC, said: “At what is an exciting time for ARC we are really pleased to be working with Sky Business to bring industry-leading Wi-Fi to all of our racecourses. This will have a huge impact on the customer experience, as well as supporting the key investments, including Britbet, racing’s own pool betting operation which launches in July.” 

David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business said: “We are delighted to be working with ARC by delivering our expertise in providing high quality, high-density public Wi-Fi across all of their racecourses. This tailored and fully managed solution provides a branded and superfast Wi-Fi service to all those who visit and work in the racecourses. It also gives valuable customer insight to help target visitors with relevant communications and to inform and enhance the experience of everyone who visits.”

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