Verizon Makes Network Upgrades

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Verizon Wireless has upgraded its wireless network. The company says it has activated "XLTE" technology in Muncie. July 25, 2014

News Release

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest XLTE technology in Muncie, boosting 4G LTE network capacity and enhancing high-speed services for consumers. More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus markets nationwide have been enhanced with XLTE, including 20 Indiana markets, with more scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

XLTE technology is particularly effective in enhancing wireless network performance in settings with a concentrated group of high-data demand customers, such as densely-populated areas, rush hours, concert venues, sports arenas/stadiums and other large events, such as the Delaware County Fair or downtown Muncie Gras.

Twenty Indiana markets now have the added capacity of XLTE, including; Anderson, Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, Mishawaka, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Washington, and West Lafayette.

XLTE utilizes Verizon’s AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum, which allows Verizon to deliver significantly increased capacity — at a minimum, doubling the capacity — over its high-speed 4G LTE network. More than 28 devices are XLTE ready, meaning they’re capable of taking advantage of Verizon’s original nationwide 700 megahertz 4G LTE spectrum as well as the new AWS spectrum.

First launched in late 2010, the Verizon 4G LTE network build is virtually complete in Indiana and the nation, covering more than 500 markets nationwide and nearly 97 percent of the U.S. population. Verizon’s XLTE deployment is a major part of the company’s ongoing commitment to enhance network reliability and superiority.

The company, which has more than 700 employees in Indiana, has invested more than $1.5 billion since 2000 to build and enhance its Indiana wireless network, and consistently earns top rankings from independent consumer reporting and testing institutions for network quality and performance.

Source: Verizon Wireless