Lte | 2021-02-09

Verizon provides communications support for Super Bowl 55

Source: Verizon

Verizon is providing critical communications support for Super Bowl 55 in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Verizon, America’s #1 network for public safety, is working closely with local first responders to ensure that public safety and attendees stay connected. Teams on the ground are working closely with the Tampa Police Department to provide deployable assets and boost capacity as needed.
Verizon’s own virtual command center will be operating and actively monitoring network activity. The Verizon Response Team, who deploys during large events and emergencies and is available 24/7/365, is at the ready to provide WiFi hotspots, free charging stations and other devices and solutions to local governments if needed to enable communications and/or boost network performance.

"We're excited to bring 5G to Raymond James Stadium, home of Super Bowl LV," said Kyle Malady, CTO, Verizon. "As the number of arenas and stadiums with Verizon 5G continues to grow, we’re seeing how our technology brings a new dimension to all aspects of the fan experience, from public safety to how fans interact with the action on the field."

“It’s safe to say that Super Bowl 55 will be like no other, especially in regards to safety and security,” said former New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton, who is the chair of Verizon’s first responder advisory committee. “While there will be hundreds of thousands fewer people at the game and in the Tamp area compared to past Super Bowls, the risk associated with any large-scale event in this current environment has never been greater.”