Last Labor Day weekend, Verizon Wireless’ network was unable to handle the amount of voice calls, texts, and video traffic during the weekend’s concerts. This year, Verizon took steps in order to avoid this problem. They boosted cell capacity by more than 20% for the 2013 Made in America event on the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday.
There will be nearly 30 acts performing across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the two-day music festival. This year’s lineup is incredible, with highly-anticipated performances from Beyoncé, Nine Inch Nails, Public Enemy, Emilee Sandé, Solange and more.
"The wireless company added a fifth permanent cell site in the Parkway area and will park a temporary cell tower in a truck with a diesel generator nearby. The temporary cell tower is expected to be operational Thursday and its location has been approved by the city,” according to Philly.com.