Verizon released results for usage by customers for Super Bowl 52. According to the carrier, users consumed a record amount of data on the their network. They had 150 engineers on site at the venue staffing the Verizon Network Command Center. During the game, Verizon ran an ad thanking first responders with the tagline: “They answer the call. It is our job to make sure they get it.” Following that message, they posted a link to All Our Thanks, a site devoted to “reuniting victims with their rescuers.”
The biggest spikes of wireless data usage occurred during:
Although the game is over, Verizon said Minneapolis/Saint Paul residents, businesses, visitors and first responders will still benefit for years from Verizon’s LTE Advanced technology and the permanent network upgrades that boosted wireless data capacity by more than 500 percent. That included adding more than 230 small cells throughout the area, and $612 million in network improvements statewide from 2015-2017.
February 6, 2018