05.28.2014Personal Tech

Verizon Boosts Network Capacity For Detroit Grand Prix

The Verizon IndyCar Series is well underway, and the world-class racing associated with IndyCar is coming to Belle Isle this weekend for the Detroit Grand Prix.

First making its debut on Belle Isle in 2007, the Detroit Grand Prix is expected to attract more than 110,000 spectators this year—the biggest crowd in the history of the event.

In addition to three straight days of back-to-back races, the weekend-long festivity will feature activities for everyone, including IndyCar fans and families looking for something fun to do. With monster truck rides, a family fun zone, BMX biking, appearances by pro sports players from the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, as well as live performances by Lifehouse and Shaggy, there’s something fun for everyone.

To help the 110,000 expected IndyCar fans and festival goers stay connected during this weekend’s festivities, we’ve enhanced network capacity on Belle Isle for the Detroit Grand Prix.

To boost network coverage, we’ve deployed a mobile cell site called a Cell on Wheels (COW) near spectator areas to enhance wireless capacity and expand 4G LTE coverage in the area. And, with the recent launch of Verizon XLTE in Detroit, fans will enjoy faster peak data speeds and a minimum of double the 4G LTE bandwidth. This means our customers can easily capture and share every exciting moment through photos, video, texts and tweets with their friends and family without delay.

If you can’t make it to the track this weekend, no problem! IndyCar fans and Verizon customers can catch all the high-speed action with live in-car camera views right from the INDYCAR 14 app on their mobile device.

This network commitment reinforces our dedication to the city of Detroit. By giving our Detroit customers the ability to easily share their experience at events, they can spread the word about all the fun and positive things happening in the city!

Are you planning on attending the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle this weekend? If so, send me a tweet and tell me about your experience—@VZWtrevor.

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