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Verizon's upgraded Super Bowl stadium network (pictures)

Verizon spent 18 months bulking up its coverage at MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, N.J. Check out the results here.

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Verizon staking its reputation on great Super Bowl coverage

Verizon's logo adorns one of the entrances into MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, and an even larger sign hangs inside. If there are any hiccups or if coverage is flawless, consumers have a large red sign to blame or give credit to.
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Welcome to MetLife Stadium

The entrance to MetLife Stadium, which will host the Super Bowl in a week.
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Verizon antennas everywhere

Verizon's distributed antenna system is a mini network of antennas designed to boost coverage in large venues or indoor areas including malls and stadiums. There are more than 550 Verizon antennas in the building.
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Verizon is all over MetLife Stadium

The Verizon billboard in MetLife Stadium. Flanking it are hidden antennas.
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Under the catwalk

Hidden among other equipment under the catwalk at the top of the stadium is another antenna.
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Secret antennas

Those lights by the Bud Light sign? They aren't actually lights. Rather, they're antennas designed to blend in with the scene.
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Verizon's Super Bowl cell site

Verizon's cell sites grab the signal from the cellular network and put it out through the distributed antenna system that's lined throughout the stadium. Cell sites for all the other major carriers are located elsewhere around the stadium.

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