Live in the East Rutherford area? Check. Happen to be a Verizon Wireless customer? Check. Worried that your service may temporarily be impaired come this February? Check. Hopefully you can rest your nerves because Verizon plans on maintaining the integrity of their network during the Super Bowl.
They will have engineers constantly traversing the concrete walkways in
Giants MetLife Stadium (sorry, am a G-Men fan), monitoring the performance of their network throughout the game so that they can make real-time fixes if anything goes wrong. To prevent any problems, they have proactively added several new cell sites just outside the stadium and apparently quadrupled the data capacity for their 4G LTE network. Whether this will actually work is still up in the air. If it is anything like a typical Penn State football game with 108,000 people all trying to update their Facebook statuses about amazing plays by Allen Robinson, then it could potentially be an absolute nightmare. Speaking from experience on that one.
However, we should give Verizon the benefit of the doubt as they have been preparing for this event for 18 months now. They started this plan during the last Super Bowl in New Orleans. With the insight gained from last year’s game and the $400 million invested in their network around the New York metro area, they hope that customers will have an enjoyable experience.
I mean come on, it’s not like their network could completely shut off during the game like flicking a light switch, right? Those accidents never happen at a Super Bowl…
Source: Verizon Wireless
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