Verizon Wireless made enhancements to the nation’s most reliable wireless network throughout the Bay Area that provided their customers a world-class experience during the Super Bowl 50.
Customers were able to capture and share each historic moment of Super Bowl 50 which had been expected to be the most connected and shared championship game in history. A press statement released by the company dated January 26 stated that Verizon has made a $70 million long-term investment on the enhancements.
That will more than triple 4G LTE wireless data network capacity in key areas throughout the Bay Area for Super Bowl week. That’s an investment that will benefit customers living in and traveling to northern California, in addition to public safety, well into the future too, adding capacity for web browsing, video streaming, social media posting, and more.
Hundreds of Verizon employees have worked for nearly two years to prep for Super Bowl 50, boosting network performance in more than 10 major areas from San Francisco to Santa Clara, along with the three major area airports and several player and NFL hotels. Verizon also fielded its own team on Super Sunday, too. Before and during Super Bowl 50, a special team of 100 technicians and engineers monitored and managed the network in real-time both in San Francisco and in and around Levi’s Stadium.
“We do this because we anticipate that this will be the most ‘shared’ Super Bowl. A better wireless network matters when it comes to capturing and sharing life’s greatest moments,” Brian Mecum, the vice president, Network for Verizon Wireless said.
At the 2015 Super Bowl, Verizon customers in Phoenix used 4.1 terabytes of data. A state-of-the-art facility, Levi’s Stadium is designed to handle 1.5 times the wireless data traffic on the Verizon network as compared to University of Phoenix Stadium.