When baseball great Ty Cobb said, “Just speed, raw speed, blinding speed, too much speed,” he was referring to Walter Johnson’s fastball.
Fast forward to Spring Training 2012 and the speed that matters to fans isn’t just what happens on the baseball diamond. Fans want to stream game highlights on their smartphones and tablets with no delays or buffering, and to upload videos and pictures to their favorite social networks right from their seats in the bleachers or from the outfield lawn.
At Cactus League venues throughout metro Phoenix, Verizon Wireless has the bases covered with 4G LTE, the fastest 4G network in the nation.
Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network first blazed into the Valley of the Sun in December 2010. At launch, the network extended inside the Loops 101 and 202 including the Cactus League venues of Hohokam Park in Mesa, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Tempe Diablo Stadium, Scottsdale Stadium and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale.
New for Spring Training 2012, Verizon Wireless extended the 4G LTE network to West Valley stadiums including Peoria Sports Complex, Surprise Stadium, Camelback Ranch and Goodyear Stadium.
What that means to fans is that they can download their favorite HD baseball movies in minutes. Sports gamers can take part in multiplayer online action, and fantasy league players can upload photos and posts almost instantly.
In addition to priming the 4G LTE network, Verizon Wireless network technicians added 3G capacity to sites serving the Cactus League venues.
“This is how we deliver on our commitment to provide our customers with the most reliable wireless network, both day-to-day and during Spring Training and other major events in Arizona,” said Michael Sandoval, executive director, Network, Verizon Wireless. “Our network team works to ensure the system is in top shape.”