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The Texas Longhorns take the field against Notre Dame at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Sunday September 4, 2016. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas fans used a massive amount of data during Notre Dame game

Posted September 9th, 2016

Longhorns fans used an insane amount of data during the University of Texas’ big win over Notre Dame Sunday night, according to AT&T.

The Dallas-based telecommunications giant reports its customers in and near Royal-Memorial Stadium used 1,037 GB of mobile data. That’s the equivalent of taking 2.9 million selfies, AT&T said. A school-record crowd of 102,315 packed the stadium for the game.

Data usage Sunday night more than doubled every game last season and was 125 percent higher than last year’s season opener.

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AT&T says it was ready for the surge in usage, thanks to a recent 33 percent increase in capacity for its distributed antenna system at the stadium.

The Longhorns defeated Notre Dame 50-47 in double overtime, boosting UT to a No. 11 ranking in the latest Associated Press college football poll.

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