DALLAS, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Verizon Wireless network is ready for the thousands of fans heading to the Texas Motorplex for the exciting drag racing at the 28th Annual AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals, Sept. 19-22.
Attendees at this year's event are expected to hit somewhere between 65,000 and 75,000. To prepare for such a high-traffic event and ensure peak performance of its network, the Verizon Wireless network team has enhanced 4G LTE coverage around the motorplex, along with capacity additions to voice and the 3G data services. Attendees with Verizon Wireless devices can enjoy the races without worrying about disruptions to their service.
"We understand how important it is for our customers to be able to capture and share their experiences at the NHRA Fall Nationals," said Lee Maschmann, executive director of network for Central Texas at Verizon Wireless. "At any large gatherings like this, we make enhancing our network and our customers' wireless experience a top priority."
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network covers more than 95 percent of the U.S. population and is available in 500 markets across the United States, with 28 in Texas. Launched in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in December 2010, the 4G LTE network now covers 99 percent of its 3G footprint.
For more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
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