Verizon Wireless Upgrades Game at U Michigan
University of Michigan
- By Dian Schaffhauser
football fans get to play with enhanced wireless communications through an arrangement with Verizon Wireless
, which has activated a cell on light truck (COLT) that doubles capacity in and around Michigan Stadium on game days.
more than 100,000 people converging on "The Big House" in Ann Arbor
during Football Saturdays, the temporary site is a fully functional
mobile cell site that enhances wireless capacity in a given area.
COLT enables Verizon Wireless customers in the crowd to use their
wireless phones concurrently to make voice calls; send e-mail and text,
picture and video messages; access the Internet; view high-quality
videos; and download music, games, and ringtones. This is the third
year Verizon Wireless has brought a COLT to campus for the games.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.