How Verizon LTE network performed on Super Bowl day

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Fans at Levi’s Stadium have used up more than 7 terabytes of data on the Verizon network alone on Super Bowl game day.

In comparison, Verizon customers in Phoenix used 4.1 terabytes of data at the 2015 Super Bowl and fans in New Jersey used 1.9 terabytes in 2014.

Verizon Wireless customers in the Bay Area on game day and throughout Super Bowl week have used 68.6 terabytes (TB) of wireless data for accessing the videos, web searches, social media updates and more.

Verizon made an investment of $70 million to more than triple its 4G LTE wireless data network capacity in the Bay Area. Verizon added 4G LTE capacity through a network of small cells, macro cell sites and mobile cell sites.

Super Bowl 50

Network data used over 9 days

68 terabytes (TB) or 68,800 gigabytes (GB)

Levi’s Stadium on Super Bowl Sunday

7 TB of data or 7,000 GB

35,000+ estimated unique devices

Speed test example from lower bowl seats clocked at 120 Mbps on the download

Fans’ favorite social app: Facebook at 12% of total usage

Speed test example from tailgate clocked at 57.92 Mbps on the download

Game Day traffic spikes

15% at first quarter when Denver recovered fumble for touchdown

24% at Halftime show

22% when Carolina pulled within six points

Football fan faves in percent of usage

19.82% Video

19.62% Web-browsing

17.67% Social media sharing

15.96% Cloud

2.29% Music

1.44% Messaging

1.37% Email

97% Navigation

20.86% Other

Super Bowl City presented by Verizon

7 TB of data used or 7,000 GB

Highest day Friday with 2.2 TB of data

Access Zone speed test example 36.36 Mbps on the download

Most used data application Facebook, followed by YouTube

50th Mile and the NFL Experience driven by Hyundai

23 TB of data used or 23,000 GB

Biggest day Friday with 2 TB of usage

Speed test example of 17.98 Mbps on the download, clocked while viewing Lombardi Trophy