Verizon continues to upgrade the best network in Raleigh

Raleigh, North Carolina – Verizon recently made a significant upgrade to the network serving customers in Raleigh, NC. These upgrades are part of a multi-year redesign of its network architecture to stay ahead of exponential increases in data usage, upgrade technology in the network, and pave the way for personalized customer experiences. Network upgrades in Raleigh include the deployment of new cellular sites to expand coverage and capacity in local communities. It also includes adding more capacity on fiber optic cables to transmit more data across the network and adding bandwidth to the cellular network to accommodate new services such as wireless internet service for homes and businesses. Details of the upgrades include:

  • Verizon engineers have aggressively deployed 5G Ultra Wideband throughout Raleigh. This coverage has recently been expanded with the addition of new macro cell sites. Customers near the intersection of Lynn Road and Leesville Road through Lake Lynn Park and customers along US Hwy 42 near the intersection of Old Stage Road can now experience the speed and security of 5G Ultra Wideband service. In addition, later this year, engineers will light one new macro site along US Hwy 42, a new macro site in Fuquay Varina and one along the 540 loop and Honeycutt Rd intersection.

  • In addition to adding more 5G services using C-band spectrum, Verizon is also deploying 5G service using Millimeter Wave (mmWave), its premium high-band spectrum that allows for extremely fast speeds and massive capacity. Verizon recently added mmWave specifically for customers near Crabtree Street and the 440 Loop intersection one block from Crabtree Mall and customers along the Brier Creek Parkway in front of the Brier Creek Commons shopping district can now experience the speed and security of its 5G ultra-broadband service.

  • The architects have also focused on improving the customer experience while in large gathering areas such as conference spaces, stadiums, airports and office parks, and recently upgraded the PNC Plaza building in downtown with a new wireless system within the building.

  • Raleigh’s exceptional 5G coverage uses a combination of mmWave and C-band spectrum recently acquired from Verizon. Verizon engineers have limited the use of 60MHz of C-band spectrum to deliver 5G service to customers. By the end of the year, customers in Raleigh will be able to take advantage of up to 160MHz spectrum when it becomes available for 5G Ultra Wideband, nearly tripling the bandwidth available to customers. This additional bandwidth will turbocharge your service, providing much faster speeds, much more capacity to accommodate more customers, and more robust services.

  • Finally, the addition of 5G service and several additional wireless solutions allow more data to be transmitted on the wireless network in Raleigh. This exponential increase in data being transmitted to and from cell sites serving the community requires improved fiber-optic cable links. Fiber optic cables are used to transmit data between cellular sites and connect those sites to the rest of the network. Verizon has increased capacity on fiber connections at many cell sites in the Raleigh area so they can carry 10 times the amount of data.

“Whether our customers enjoy connecting with friends and family on the go, connecting their smart homes through a home internet product or using our service in Raleigh for small business or enterprise applications, we know customers count on us,” said Eric. Leah, Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Verizon. “Our team is working hard at Rally to achieve these results, and we are not slowing down.”

With these and other technological advances on Verizon’s network, customers can use more data in more ways. This multi-service network works on:

  • Internet of Things (IoT) devices that do very little networking and stay put,

  • Smartphones with endless data usage opportunities in a highly mobile environment,

  • Home and Business Internet that provides wireless network connectivity to homes, offices, and retail environments

  • Complex solutions such as augmented reality or real-time data and video analysis for organizations that require massive computing capabilities.

As 5G technology advances and is more widely adopted by consumers, the variety of solutions that will use Verizon’s network will continue to evolve as well.

Raleigh, NC customers have the best experience on Verizon’s network

Recent network upgrades have resulted in customers having the best experience on Verizon’s network in Raleigh, NC, according to the nation’s most rigorous RootMetrics® scientific testing company. In the latest test benchmarking the performance of major wireless carriers throughout Raleigh, Verizon not only won in overall network performance, but was undefeated in the categories of accessibility, reliability, and performance in data, text, and calls. Today’s results show great speeds for Verizon customers in Raleigh with Verizon’s average download speed up 71% and average upload speeds up 17% since last year* in the market.

Services from the network that customers rely on

For customers in Raleigh, the extra coverage and capacity means more customers can now access not only reliable and fast mobile service, but also Verizon Home Internet, a different kind of home Internet with no data caps. It’s perfect for anyone who wants a super-fast connection to stream, play games, or even work remotely. Verizon Home Internet is reliable and fast enough to power the devices connected to the home: smart TVs, tablets, phones, game consoles, and more. Plans start at just $25 per month with auto-pay and a 5G mobile plan—all without additional fees, equipment fees, annual contracts, or data caps. **Go to for availability. Visit for the latest 5G phones and accessories.

In addition, through Verizon Frontline’s advanced network and technology developed over three decades of partnering with first responders to meet their unique and evolving needs, public safety agencies in the Raleigh area will also be able to experience the benefits of these network improvements. To learn more about Verizon Frontline, visit

Raleigh-area businesses have access to Verizon’s 5G Business Internet. 5G Business Internet is an ultra-fast wireless business Internet powered by 5G Ultra Wideband. This wireless alternative to cable Internet is for businesses of all sizes and includes self-setup or professional installation options, multiple pricing and service options, unlimited data, and a 10-year price guarantee (price guarantee excludes taxes and fees) for 5G Business Internet service. To learn more about Verizon 5G Business Internet, visit and plug in to see what service is available.

* Ratings are based on RootMetrics® Raleigh RootScore® Report: 1H 2023. Tested with the best smartphones commercially available on three mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. RootMetrics Award is not an endorsement from Verizon.

** Verizon Home Internet includes 5G Home Internet and LTE Home Internet, which are available in select regions. Save $25 per month. When combined with 5G Do More, 5G Play More, 5G Get More, or One Unlimited for iPhone. With automatic payment and paperless billing required. Add $10 per month. w/o automatic payment. Subject to credit approval.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *