Since last week, America has engaged in a beer-soaked love affair with fans of the newly minted Super Bowl Champs The Philadelphia Eagles. After handing Tom Brady the loss, Philly fans flipped cars, climbed light poles and collapsed the awning outside the local Ritz Carlton. But today is when the real celebration begins.
Philly is expecting a rowdy crowd of more than 2 million, a number that would make it the biggest sports parade in history. And wireless carriers are preparing to get every reveler the cell service they need to capture the historic Super Bowl Parade and share it with the rest of the world.
Today is for all Philly fans.
Eagles fan flew up from Tampa to spread grandfather's ashes at the Super Bowl parade
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One of the tricks of the trade that will make its way down to the Eagles parade is what’s called a COLT, or Cell on Light truck. The truck, deployed by Vertical Solutions, a T-Mobile provider, “It accommodates 1-2 million people who are going to be coming to this parade,” Rich Barry from Vertical Solutions told Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate. “Faster texts, faster calls, there aren’t going to be any ‘no service’ signals.”
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Verizon and AT&T have also rolled out both permanent and temporary network upgrades to handle the traffic crush.
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Good news for the rest of us outside of Philly who won’t miss one moment of the parade, or even better, the fans reaction to the historic win.
Fly Eagles fly.
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