Brazil promises fast Internet connections at World Cup

Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 05/02/2013

Soccer fans attending next year’s World Cup in Brazil will have no problem going online from stadiums, but they might want to use a local cellphone chip to keep their charges low, Brazilian Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo said on Thursday.

Each of the 12 stadiums hosting the 32-nation soccer tournament will have two separate 50-gigabyte networks connected to Brazil’s fiber optic backbone, he told reporters.

“I doubt that the stadiums will use one third of the capacity that we are installing,” Bernardo said

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