Toronto-based company promises ultra-fast internet connections for
athletes in their home away from home during Games
TORONTO, July 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Telecommunications provider
Beanfield Metroconnect is set to make athletes at the TORONTO 2015
Games the most connected in the world, the TORONTO 2015 Pan
American/Parapan American Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) announced
As the Official Waterfront Communication Services Supplier for
the Games, the Toronto-based company is the latest addition
to the TO2015 sponsorship team and will provide state-of-the-art
network infrastructure for Game venues and the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am
"Beanfield Metroconnect is proud to be part of the TORONTO 2015 Games'
sponsorship family," said company president, Chris Amendola. "We're
excited to provide the ultimate connectivity for the Games and
athletes, and build what will be one of the world's leading
For the Games, Beanfield will not only provide fibre-based connectivity
to select competition venues but will also build and operate
an "Intelligent Community Network" for the Athletes' Village.
This ultra high-speed, ultra-broadband fibre optic network will offer
athletes unheard-of internet speeds and services, and will be the first
of its kind in Canada.
Games athletes will enjoy ultra-fast internet connections starting from
250 megabits per second (uploading and downloading), with capacity to
go far beyond. Other smart services like IPTV (internet protocol
television) and neighbourhood-wide Wi-Fi will also be available.
"Our partnership with Beanfield Metroconnect means the 7,500 athletes
coming to our Games will enjoy super-fast connections in their home
away from home," said Ian Troop, TO2015 chief executive officer. "This
means they can connect with friends, family and fans throughout the
Americas at any time, keep up-to-date with their social media feeds and
relax by downloading music or watching their favourite TV show. It'll
make them feel more connected with their Host City, as well as back
The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village is located in the West
Don Lands, a new sustainable mixed-use community that is part of
Waterfront Toronto's revitalization project. In 2011, Beanfield
Metroconnect was selected to build and operate an Intelligent Community
Network on the lands being revitalized by Waterfront Toronto.
The Intelligent Community Network will rank within the top seven of the
most sophisticated in the world. The CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes'
Village is the first phase of the Intelligent Community Network. Not
only will it set the standard for broadband services in Canada, it will
also revolutionize how waterfront communities connect locally and
around the world.
Beanfield Metroconnect is joining previously announced members of the
TORONTO 2015 sponsor family that include: Lead Partner CIBC, Premier
Partners Chevrolet Canada and CISCO, as well as Official Suppliers
Pattison Outdoor Advertising, FUSE Marketing Group, Toronto Pearson
International Airport, the Toronto Star, and Official Broadcaster
About Beanfield Metroconnect
Beanfield Metroconnect has been servicing the complete telecommunication
needs of local businesses since 1988. The 100% Canadian-owned company
builds, owns and operates the largest private fibre-optic network in
Toronto, providing services to more than 300 commercial and
residential buildings. Beanfield offers comprehensive business
and residential telecom services ranging from Internet, phone and IPTV
to Transparent LAN, dark fibre and broadcast services.
The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015)
is tasked with the responsibility of planning, managing and delivering
the Games. Its mission is to ignite the spirit through a celebration of
sport and culture. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place
July 10−26 and the Parapan American Games August 7-14.
The 2015 Games are funded by the Government of Canada, the Province of
Ontario, as well as other partners and sponsors. CIBC is the Lead
Partner of the Games.
For more information about the Games, please visit TORONTO2015.org.
SOURCE: Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games
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