Verizon upgrades Fort Wayne’s 4G network


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Verizon Wireless customers in Fort Wayne should experience better 4G performance thanks to an upgrade of its network.

In a press release issued Thursday morning, Verizon indicated that the upgrade from what used to be known as 4G LTE to what’s now called XLTE will allow for increased usage capacity at large events where there’s a high concentration of people using their cell phones to transmit and download data.

Examples of where XLTE will deliver better performance according to Verizon would be during rush hour, sporting events, concerts and other large gatherings of people such as the Three Rivers Festival.

Verizon has already launched XLTE in several other Indiana markets including Anderson, Bedford, Bloomington, Columbus, Elkhart, Evansville, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, Mishawaka, Richmond, South Bend, Terre Haute, Vincennes and Washington. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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