Georgians in 2015 will experience faster, more reliable wireless calling, data streaming and Web surfing on the Verizon Wireless network thanks to heavy investments the company made in 2014.
Over the course of the past year, the company invested more than $227 million in network enhancements across Georgia. Its total network investment in the state now totals more than $2.5 billion since the company was formed in 2000.
LeCompte is the Verizon Wireless president for the Georgia/Alabama region.
"The significant investments we made across Georgia in 2014 are evidence of that unwavering commitment. No matter what is happening, Georgians expect our network to deliver. These devices have become a part of our lifestyles, and there is no question our network technologies are revolutionizing the way people communicate and execute their daily lives."
2014 upgrades to the company's network included more than 145 new cell sites and the rollout of the company's XLTE technology into multiple Georgia markets, including Atlanta, Athens, Augusta Albany, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Rome, Valdosta and Waycross.
In the capital city of Atlanta, 2014 network enhancements included XLTE network technology for the AmericasMart® Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), installed the previous year, to deliver improved wireless coverage on every floor and exhibit hall across the three-building campus. '
Verizon Wireless also activated new DAS technology to serve the Marriott Marquis, Westin Downtown and Grady Hospital downtown, as well as 22 new small cells at Centennial Olympic Park, and executed a XLTE upgrade within the Georgia Dome. The company also completed a significant DAS upgrade and activated XLTE at the University of Georgia's Sanford Stadium in Athens. These investments support large crowds and ensure that both residents and visitors get the best experiences from their wireless devices on Verizon's network.