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Verizon's Frontline team suits up for Super Bowl LVI


Cory Davis, director of public safety operations for Verizon, returns to the podcast while on site at Verizon's network-monitoring command center in SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California. Davis and the Verizon Frontline team are gearing up for Super Bowl LVI; the service provider has been preparing for two years for this Super Bowl, investing $119 million in and around SoFi Stadium.

"We look at the [command center] like a football team, we have an offense, defense and special teams," says Davis. "The goal is to keep our network at 100% to the best of our ability and respond very quickly to anything that happens."

Verizon has an on-call team on site working with federal, state and local agencies to boost network capacity if needed.

Davis also provides a tour of Verizon's Tactical Humanitarian Operations Response (THOR) unit, which is a 5G disaster response prototype vehicle. For more on THOR, check out this previous podcast with Davis.

Here are just a few things covered in this podcast episode:

  • Overview of Verizon's network-monitoring command center (00:39)
  • Tour of the command center (02:25)
  • Monitoring network performance (03:00)
  • Verizon's preparations for the Super Bowl (04:27)
  • Connectivity challenges at SoFi Stadium (05:36)
  • Interactive fan experience and data usage (08:14)
  • THOR vehicle tour (09:53)
  • Recent THOR deployments (11:55)

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— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Senior Editor, Light Reading

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