Watching [ESPN] SportsCenter on the highway at 70 MPH


While reading the sports page this morning (in an actual, physical newspaper!!), I discovered that my local cable provider, Cox Communications, had enabled WatchESPN.

WatchESPN allows cable subscribers whose providers have made a deal with ESPN, to watch ESPN programming online on a computer or mobile devices — iphone, iPad, Android devices. Its really neat and until now available through most cable providers except mine.

Unlike some cable viewing apps, there don’t seem to be many restrictions on WatchESPN. I can view it on my phone or iPad using 3G, wifi and even a 4G mobile hotspot. How good does this get? Someone riding in a car cruising down the highway at 70 MPH can be watching SportsCenter.

I captured some screenshots to show the difference in quality, if you can even tell a difference. Check the shots out below.

Verizon 3G

Home wifi (20 MB down/5 MB up)

Verizon 4G Hotspot

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Shawn J. Roberts, P.C. in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with my wife Amy and my two children, Sam (19) and David (11). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."