Keeping Indiana Network Ready

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Keeping Indiana Network Ready

 

Verizon Wireless has stepped up its game for the Super Bowl, ramping up to meet the needs of businesses, customers and tourists for the February 5 event.

For a company that’s consistently ranked high in consumer surveys, we’re proud to report all that we’ve done in preparation for this major event. Not only is a Super Bowl game here a first for the state, it’s also the first big game to be in a stadium and city bolstered by Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

Indiana benefits in a number of ways.

To date, Verizon has spent $158 million on network upgrades for Indiana alone. The Verizon Wireless network is built to handle volumes that are more than double what a normal venue would look like or experience.

Verizon Wireless is also building network enhancements in more than 30 venues, including Lucas Oil Stadium, the convention center, major hotels and the NFL team practice facilities.

Our company has boosted capacity to existing cell sites, added three temporary cell sites (known as COWs or Cells on Wheels) to the downtown area and built a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at Lucas Oil Stadium. A DAS works particularly well in a congested area where there are many users. The company uses a fiber optic network to deliver voice and data service to the DAS, thereby increasing wireless capacity in the stadium.

In addition to boosting capacity for the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected in Indianapolis, new Wi-Fi systems are being built at the stadium and convention center. The Wi-Fi system is just one more way of building redundancy into our network.

December 5 was our company’s 1-year anniversary for the 4G LTE network launch in its initial 39 markets, which included coverage for a major scientific research flagship for Indiana at Purdue University.

Indiana can now boast that more than 20 cities and 10 major universities are covered by the first 4G LTE network offered in the state. These speeds are increasingly in demand by entrepreneurs.

Mayors and economic development councils across the state have also noted that our expansion doesn’t just hit Indy and bypass rural communities. Our coverage and investment is moving to all crossroads along the Hoosier state where the need for high speed is just as critical for smaller elementary schools and start-up businesses.

We’re collaboratively building and operating a 4G LTE network with the cooperation of rural communications companies. To date, 12 rural organizations have announced their participation in the LTE in Rural America program and have leased spectrum covering more than 2.6 million people.

Indiana moves ahead of the technology curve as we head into 2012.

 

Submitted by:

John Granby

Region President for Verizon Wireless

Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan

Southfield, MI

Upcoming Events

Sep
3
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4:00 pm Wednesday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Wednesday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wednesday Farmer's Market @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
2014 Shelby County Farmers Market Our Farmers Market is in full swing and will run Saturdays and Wednesdays until October 4th. (Wednesday evening markets will begin on July 2nd). The market has been buzzing with[...]
Sep
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12:30 pm Morristown Boys & Girls Club Ann... @ Bear Chase Golf Club
Morristown Boys & Girls Club Ann... @ Bear Chase Golf Club
Sep 5 @ 12:30 pm
Morristown Boys & Girls Club Annual Golf Benefit @ Bear Chase Golf Club | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Golf Scramble Tee-Off at 12:30pm sponsored by SCUFFY. $75 per person includes golf, lunch, shirts, and Live Auction
5:00 pm First Friday Sept. 5th @ Public Square
First Friday Sept. 5th @ Public Square
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Sept. 5th @ Public Square | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Car Show on East Washington Street Concert on the Square with the Steve Frazee Band Food all around downtown Mum Sales Chair Massages Pet Adoptions Enjoy Great Dining, Live Music, and Shop Special Deals at[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
Sep
6
Sat
8:00 am Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Sep 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Farmer's Market @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
2014 Shelby County Farmers Market Our Farmers Market is in full swing and will run Saturdays and Wednesdays until October 4th. (Wednesday evening markets will begin on July 2nd). The market has been buzzing with[...]
11:00 am Pete Jarvis’ Cornstock @ Giant 96 Radio Station Grounds
Pete Jarvis’ Cornstock @ Giant 96 Radio Station Grounds
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 pm
Pete Jarvis' Cornstock @ Giant 96 Radio Station Grounds | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Cornstock will be held September 6th at Giant 96 WSVX Radio Station. The gate will open at 11:00 AM. Admission is a $5 donation for adults, kids 15 and under are FREE! Willie Farkle’s will[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
Sep
7
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2:00 pm 2014 Forest Hill Tour d’Art @ Forest Hill Cemetery
2014 Forest Hill Tour d’Art @ Forest Hill Cemetery
Sep 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2014 Forest Hill Tour d'Art @ Forest Hill Cemetery | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Tickets for Tour d’ Art on September 7th will be on sale at Mickey’s T-Mart and Three Sisters Bookstore beginning in August 2014. See selected grave sites come “alive” as actors portray the life and time of[...]
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Movie Line: (317) 398-6150 Movies start at dusk. Usually 2 features, sometimes 3. theater sound Enjoy the movie audio through your car’s sound system. Tune to 89.9 FM Pet friendly! Hot Dog’s aren’t the only “dogs”[...]
Sep
9
Tue
11:30 am Hometown Networking – Shelbyville @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing Conference Room
Hometown Networking – Shelbyville @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing Conference Room
Sep 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hometown Networking - Shelbyville @ Shelby County Public Library - Carnegie East Wing Conference Room | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
The Hometown Networking groups are business networking groups focused on helping you make the connections you need to make more money. There are no dues, requirements, or restrictions for attending. Each meeting is FREE to attend and includes food[...]

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