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Verizon Bringing Fans Closer To Live NFL Action -- Is That Live Enough?

Mobile phone owners love the idea of 5G technology -- and why not? Who doesn’t like faster, higher quality tech, and much more content coming your way?

Where to get it? That’s the issue. But if you’re a football fan, you’re in luck.

Since the start of the 2021/2022 NFL season, Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband has been live in select parts of 25 stadiums. And over the next 10 years of the deal, Verizon and the NFL will use 5G to not only give viewers greater use of their mobile devices, but improve NFL management, scouting, training, health and safety and game day operations.

Verizon started on this path in 2019 -- offering a much narrower rollout of 5G in 13 stadiums.

The aim, according to the company? You can hear the refrain over and over from sports-minded companies, technology and otherwise: “To bring fans even closer to the action.”

What do fans get? Better in-stadium video views, up to seven simultaneous camera angles and fancy augmented reality “overlays” of the NFL’s Next Gen statistics.

You know what would be even better? Getting 5G connection to NFL content while at home, all to bring us even closer to the action.

Promises keep coming. Verizon says in the future 5G could yield real-time analytics and “visualizations” for coaches and players, helping them better compete on the field with real-time in-game play making.

And if that's not enough, think about all the now explosive sports betting activity. Verizon says NFL stadiums could be turned into digital arenas hosting mobile-gaming events with real-time, on-site multiplayer action.

Yeah, but when will things improve when it comes to watching -- with your own eyes -- the action on the field?

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