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T-Mobile Teams up with Mobilitie to Enhance Wireless Service at the 2016 Kentucky Derby

Louisville, Ky., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- T-Mobile customers will be among the 300,000 guests over the course of this year's Kentucky Derby, thanks to Mobilitie's Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that will ensure T-Mobile customers have access to high speed 4G LTE services.

"We won't stop improving LTE service for our customers at large sports and entertainment venues and across the country," said Jennifer Silveira, Vice President of Engineering. "When it comes to mega-events like the Kentucky Derby, T-Mobile customers will be able to tweet, Periscope, Instagram and download with reckless abandon."

"The Kentucky Derby is a social experience unlike any other major sporting event and our partnership with Mobilitie has allowed guests with smartphone service from participating carriers to maintain connectivity and share their onsite experiences in real time," said Ryan Jordan, General Manager of Churchill Downs Racetrack. "Mobile usage increases every year and it's important for us to maximize our network coverage as we seek to advance the guest experience at Churchill Downs, and we're thrilled that T-Mobile customers will be able to utilize our high speed distributed antenna system."

T-Mobile continues to rapidly build out its 4G LTE coverage, having added over 1 million new square miles of LTE in 2015, which now reaches over 308M Americans. By expanding its nationwide Wideband LTE, T-Mobile has remained America's Fastest 4G LTE network for nine straight quarters.