Verizon Wireless directed $135 million to Florida Network in first half of 2015

Propelled by the rapid expansion of its newest XLTE technology, Verizon Wireless invested $135 million in Florida network enhancements during the first half of 2015, the company revealed Friday from its Tampa office.


Propelled by the rapid expansion of its newest XLTE technology, Verizon Wireless invested $135 million in Florida network enhancements during the first half of 2015, the company revealed Friday from its Tampa office.

XLTE technology boosts 4G LTE coverage and services for customers throughout the state utilizing Verizon’s Advanced Wireless Services spectrum (AWS) to deliver significantly increased capacity over its regular high-speed 4G LTE network.

Translated into everyday usage terms, that means more customers can simultaneously perform functions such as sending photos, downloading videos, surfing the net and using other mobile applications on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.

To date, over 230 new Verizon XLTE sites have been activated this year. Verizon engineers have also created large-scale 4G LTE interior and venue systems at dozens of high-traffic sites including hospitals, hotels and government buildings.

"Delivering the most advanced technology to customers where and when they need it is an intensive and ongoing investment," Frank Wise, executive director of the Verizon Wireless Florida network, said. "Our network team is dedicated to serve customers and stay clearly ahead of competitors here."

Verizon's Florida network has won many awards for coverage, quality, service and speed, including honors from PC Magazine and independent consumer reporting institutions.

Headquartered in New York, Verizon Communications Inc. is a Fortune 15 company with over $127 billion in 2014 revenues and a diverse workforce of 178,500.

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