Just over a week ago, the Republican National Convention partnered with Google to name it the official social platform of the convention when it comes to Downtown Tampa from August 27 through 30 this year.
Now, the Republican National Convention has named AT&T the official wireless provider of the convention. While this may not seem like a big deal at first, this is the first RNC, and election season for that matter, that’s truly immersed in the social media age.
This means the convention, and its partners like Google and AT&T, could really set a precedent when it comes what large scale events and internet communication can really accomplish together.
In a rather general statement issued this morning, AT&T said it plans to provide “products and services to support and enhance carrier-provided wireless communications around key venues”.
AT&T plans to help out the expansive team of convention planners mobility efforts with special voice and data communication services and mobile devices that will ensure quick, integrated communication at the Republican National Convention.
Alongside this announcement, AT&T officials also initiated a text message campaign that allows anyone interested to sign up to be among the first to receive breaking news about the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
To sign up for these alerts, all you’ve got to do is text “convention” to 99000 from your mobile device.
We’ll keep you updated as more news arises regarding the Republican National Convention in Tampa and its technological integration.