Verizon Wireless To Keep Olympic Athletes And Visitors Connected In Eugene, Oregon

BEAVERTON, OR — Olympic hopefuls and fans attending the track and field trials held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, who want to share a celebration or highlight from their wireless devices, will benefit from Verizon’s increased coverage.  The company has deployed temporary cell sites – or COLTs – in an effort to provide the best 3G and 4G LTE wireless service.

A COLT (Cell On Light Truck) is a self-contained mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a given area, thereby enabling thousands of extra customers to use their wireless phones concurrently to make calls; send and receive emails and text, picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality videos and download music, games and ringtones, while enjoying clearer reception and fewer dropped calls.

History has proved wireless connectivity is in high demand during high profile sporting events as fans use their mobile devices to take, send and post photos and clips from the stadium, and also access the web for scores and highlights from other games.

Verizon Wireless’ network investment in the state of Oregon now exceeds $635 million, including $72.7 million in 2011.

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