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AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon are expanding their network coverage in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Indy Star reported that the carriers have invested over $1 billion alone in the city. “It’s one of the largest capital investments in Indianapolis’ history,” Jeff Swiatek at the Indy Star reported, “Wireless money has been pouring into Indianapolis, and not just because it’s the nation’s 33rd-biggest market, with a metro-area population of 2 million. The four big wireless companies, which compete fiercely for customers, also are spending freely here because of the presence of two big-time sports venues: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Lucas Oil Stadium.” These venues bring in more than one million fans annually, which is why the wireless carriers are installing new antennas, building new towers, and laying new fiber to handle demand. Verizon has installed more than 200 short-range antennas that have the capacity equal to 60 towers, Swiatek explained. “Beyond the Speedway, Sprint has added dozens of new cell sites around the metro area in the past two years, trying to catch up to Verizon and AT&T in capacity and coverage,” explained. Kevin Gleason, region vice president for Sprint, told the Indy Star, ““In effect, it’s like we rebuilt our entire network. To be honest with you, if you don’t do it, you can’t compete.” Every customer should be seeing great network service “in the Anapolis” these days.