Verizon Wireless Turns Up The Heat On Its 4G LTE For Training Camp

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 31, 2012 – 9:30 am

There are many reasons to make the trek to Mankato, Minnesota for 2012 Verizon Vikings Training Camp. And now Verizon Wireless has added yet another. Verizon Wireless announced Monday that it has activated the nation’s largest 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network at Minnesota State University, Mankato and within the city of Mankato for the Vikings three-week stay at training camp.

In a news release, Verizon Wireless stated that residents and visitors to the area with 4G LTE smartphones, jetpacks and tablets will be able to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company’s 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

“We wanted to give Vikings fans a preview of the  Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network while  visiting training camp for streaming video, downloading files, uploading pictures and so much more, at consistently reliable fast data speeds,” said Seamus Hyland, president-Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless.  “Mankato residents can also experience the difference our high-speed broadband network makes with their smartphones and other devices.”

Verizon Wireless introduced the globe’s first large-scale 4G LTE network on Dec. 5, 2010, (including Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minn.) and has been rapidly building out its network, now covering 337 markets across the country.  The company is on track to meet its goal of covering more than 400 U.S. markets by the end of 2012.  The company will continue to work on optimizing the network in the Mankato area and service will not be continuous until the official market launch with a larger coverage area later this year.

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16 Responses to “Verizon Wireless Turns Up The Heat On Its 4G LTE For Training Camp”

  1. By Wobblehead on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    DO WHAT IS RIGHT BY US VIKING FANS. Apologize to the people you lied to in the emails Wobschall. Admit everthing and we may forgive you. Remember I will be watching just because I do not challange you doesn’t mean the fight is over. Wobblehead out.

  2. By Deer Tracks on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Just wonderi Mmike Wobschall. Why the Verizon commerical?

    Did they, by any chance, grease your palm with some $$$?

  3. By viks8&8 on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Upon further thought of your comment Deer Tracks I think they greased somthing other than his palm

  4. By rogerthevikefan on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply


  5. By Spencer on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Day 4 of Training Camp…Les’ Get it!

  6. By ozzinator on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, what a non story!

  7. By MIke B. on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Come on guys like any team they have sponsors that need some advertising time. Mike W. knows the business end. Plus sponsors provide much of the free stuff that’s availible at these camps. A plug is not out of order.

  8. By Frederick Jones on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    A common saying that you hear in high school, college, and NFL lockerrooms is that “it was the defense’s fault,” or “it was the offense’s fault.”

    Football games are lost by teams, not individuals or units!!!
    They are also not won by individuals or units. That is why football is such a great sport, it is the ultimate TEAM game!!!

  9. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, leave Wobbles alone.

  10. By Spencer on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    ….Says the guy who crucifies Wobbs the second he makes a syntax error!

  11. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, Wobbles needs to work on his craft– look at this article– the introductions often are so boring. I am sometimes a bit critical, yes, but it is about his professionalism, not his integrity or personal life– some of the above posts were crude and uncalled for.

  12. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    And Spencer, don’t go searching for my prior postings.

  13. By Tark on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    OMG, get a life you fools.

  14. By Quitcherwhinin on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    Didn’t your parents ever teach you a problem without a solution is just b!tching? My goodness girls, are you all retired? You remind me of the retired couple who live down the street and complain to the HOA if someone puts their garbage out too early. GET A PARTIAL LIFE

  15. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    HA HA HA HA– sounds like you are the seniors in the memory care facility who complain about the elderly. Wake up and look in the mirror– inject a dose or reality in you whiners who are whining. HA HA HA HA. Please, stop. The laughter is brutal. Stop, stop, please. HA HA HA.

  16. By Lloyd Santee on Jul 31, 2012 | Reply

    ….and back to training camp news. Really you guys could give out your phone numbers/E-mail addresses for private conversations, although they can be hilarious, those of us that truly are here for news/updates about our favorite team want just that. Not bickering between posters(blogers). Difference of oppinion is always welcome. I’m not trying to reprimend or control this site, just an observation. Mike W.has to do what he has to do. As much as anyone, I hate commercials too, but I understand. Now….

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