Verizon Wireless to enhance coverage during USC games with mobile unit
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:06:11 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) - Verizon Wireless customers attending the University of South Carolina football games this season can look forward to enhanced coverage this season.
The cell phone company says a temporary cell site, known as a Cell on Wheels unit, will be at Williams-Brice Stadium during all regular season home games to provide enhanced 3G and 4G LTE network and voice coverage for football season.
The unit, which has a 75-foot telescoping antenna and 13 dedicated voice and high-speed data channels, should allow the tens of thousands of fans will have better connectivity than in years past.
â??University of South Carolina football is huge in Columbia and throughout the state, and we know there will be thousands of fans making calls to meet friends, send picture messages and browse the Internet on their wireless devices at games throughout the season,â?? said Frank Cairon, executive director of network for Verizon Wireless. â??We invest in our South Carolina network continually, but for an ongoing event this big, we take our preparations to the next level to provide a superior wireless experience for our customers.â??