JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless announced today that customers in Missouri's State Capitol building in Jefferson City will now be able to experience the speed and capabilities offered by its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. 4G LTE service was introduced city-wide in June of this year, but additional improvements to the system now allow the signal to penetrate the walls of the capitol. The enhanced coverage system known as a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) allows Verizon Wireless to provide robust 4G LTE coverage to customers including tough coverage areas like basement committee hearing rooms and areas shielded by marble and stone wall and floor construction.
The DAS was completed on July 6, 2012 and is now fully operational providing 4G LTE service to legislators, state workers, members of the media and Capitol visitors who have 4G LTE-capable devices activated on the Verizon Wireless network. The system consists of a primary external antenna, two repeaters located in service areas of the Capitol and approximately 15 smaller antennas placed strategically throughout the complex. The only parts of the system easily visible to Capitol patrons are the small antennas that resemble smoke detectors in terms of appearance.
In real-world, fully loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless 4G LTE customers should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.
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