Fort Meade, Fla.-based Hodgetel will be supplying the phone lines used during Super Bowl XLIII. The small company, started by former GTE worker Larry Hodge (now we know where the name comes from), has been involved in providing phone systems for lots of previous NFL events, including Super Bowls, the American Bowl, the Pro Bowl, the NFL Draft and the annual NFL game in London.
At Super Bowl 20 in New Orleans, the company provisioned 200 lines. In February, it expects to provide "about 3,000" lines for the media pool (150 countries represented), stadium officials, and the actual teams on the field - plus all the support lines needed for services such as transportation, security, and catering.
Installation starts at Raymond James Stadium during the fist week of January.
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