Kennedy Center

Connecting Kennedy Center With Distributed Networks

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, commonly referred to as the Kennedy Center, is a performing arts center located on the Potomac River, adjacent to the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. The Center, which opened September 1971, produces and presents theater, dance, ballet, orchestral, chamber, jazz, popular, and folk music, in addition to multi-media performances for all ages across its 2 million square feet. It is the busiest performing arts facility in the United States and annually hosts approximately 2,000 performances for audiences totaling nearly two million; center-related touring productions, television, and radio broadcasts welcome 20 million more.

With such a concentration of theatergoers in a shared space, providing sufficient coverage, capacity and network service to wireless users is especially challenging. ExteNet’s Distributed Network supports two of the leading wireless carriers with plans for other national carriers to provide their service in the near future. Coverage is blanketed over the front and back house areas of the facility. In addition, users can easily connect from all three levels of the parking lot and from offices throughout the Kennedy Center. There are many remote nodes on the network, which also includes hundreds of discreetly placed 4G LTE antennas that meet the aesthetic requirements of the prestigious facility


•  DAS Network Solution

•  Multi-Carrier Network capable of supporting all WSPs

•  3G & 4G LTE Wireless Services

•  ExteNet owned and operated, 24x7x365