Saturday’s Texas-Maryland game was painful to watch.
So painful, in fact, that many fans appear to have buried their faces in their phones.
Figures from AT&T show customers at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium used more than 1.3 terabytes of data – enough to rank among the weekend’s top five games.
In case you’re wondering – and you totally were – that’s the equivalent of 3.9 million selfies, the Dallas-based telecommunications giant says.
AT&T has a distributed antenna system at the stadium to help handle all that demand. In fact, the system was upgraded recently as data usage continues to soar. Its capacity this season is 167 percent more than last year’s capacity, according to AT&T.
Speaking of last season, AT&T reported total usage of 5.3 terabytes – equal to 15 million selfies – at Darrell K. Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium. With 1.3 terabytes this year on opening weekend alone, UT fans should easily top that figure this fall.
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