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

Aug
22
Fri
8:30 am Franklin Covey Business Training @ Decatur County Community School Administration Building
Franklin Covey Business Training @ Decatur County Community School Administration Building
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Franklin Covey Business Training @ Decatur County Community School Administration Building | Greensburg | Indiana | United States
Huge opportunity for businesses to train with the best! Franklin Covey will be in Greensburg on Aug 22 to offer their 1-day course where you will learn to: Act on the important and not always[...]
4:00 pm Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department
Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Fish & Tenderloin Sandwiches, “New” Fried Piclkles, homemade cakes, pies and much more. Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls 3pm Saturday. Great Music Both Nights Friday – Amos Hopkins Saturday – Southern Country 10 Miles of Yard[...]
5:30 pm Free Dinner & Movie @ Crossroad Community Church
Free Dinner & Movie @ Crossroad Community Church
Aug 22 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Dinner & Movie @ Crossroad Community Church | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Free showing of the movie “God’s Not Dead” at 7pm. Dinner starting at 5:30pm. Get a free hot dog, chips, and a drink. Other items available for an additional charge.
7:00 pm Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Skyline Drive-In Movies @ The Skyline Drive-In
Aug 22 @ 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”[...]
7:00 pm Super Monster Movie Fest at the ... @ The Skyline Drive-In
Super Monster Movie Fest at the ... @ The Skyline Drive-In
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm
Super Monster Movie Fest at the Skyline @ The Skyline Drive-In | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
This year’s Super Monster Movie Fest is truly a monster to be reckoned with in every sense of the word.  You will not find a show like this anywhere but the Skyline.  Admission is $10[...]
Aug
23
Sat
8:00 am Healthy Shelby County Market Day @ Downtown Shelbyville
Healthy Shelby County Market Day @ Downtown Shelbyville
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Healthy Shelby County Market Day @ Downtown Shelbyville | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Healthy Shelby County will be at the Farmers Market on August 23rd, rain or shine! Many healthy events all morning long. Cardio Core Clogging Yoga ACTivity Tai Chi Line Dancing Zumba Dog Obedience Cooking Demo[...]
8:00 am Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Saturday Farmer’s Market @ Downtown Shelbyville
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Family Carnival @ The Salvation Army
Family Carnival @ The Salvation Army
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Family Carnival @ The Salvation Army | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Self Denial Spectacular On Saturday August 23rd, from 10 am-2 pm School is back in session, but the fun continues! The Salvation Army is hosting a family carnival! Proceeds benefit world missions. For ages 4[...]
11:00 am Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department
Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Marietta VFD Annual Fish Fry @ Marietta Volunteer Fire Department | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
Fish & Tenderloin Sandwiches, “New” Fried Piclkles, homemade cakes, pies and much more. Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls 3pm Saturday. Great Music Both Nights Friday – Amos Hopkins Saturday – Southern Country 10 Miles of Yard[...]
11:00 am Shelby Community Band Concert @ Blue River Memorial Park
Shelby Community Band Concert @ Blue River Memorial Park
Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shelby Community Band Concert @ Blue River Memorial Park | Shelbyville | Indiana | United States
SCB will have it’s 1st annual picnic in the park at Blue River Memorial Park. Cookout at 11:00, with the Concert in the Park at 1:00.

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