Here's just more evidence that Ron DeSantis and Florida are doing something right.
Mobile phone giant Verizon Wireless has announced that they are going to be investing $149 million in Florida because more than 250,000 of their customers have moved to DeSantis territory since the start of 2020.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Florida has seen people flock to the state, drawn to the unbeatable weather and friendly hospitality, the family fun in the many theme parks throughout the state, and the miles and miles of beautiful coastline.
Verizon leaves out one of the primary reasons people are flocking to Florida, good governance and freedom.
Verizon is responding to Florida's exponential and unexpected population increase by allocating an additional $149 million to its local capital spending to meet skyrocketing demands on the network.
What do these "skyrocketing demands" look like?
Well, major cities are seeing an INSANE increase in cell traffic.
Look at those numbers!
These cities in Florida are becoming SO big that in just two years peak traffic has increased by as much as 4x. That's in this short 2-year period since the pandemic began and people moved from tyranny to freedom.
Investments over the next two years will include building more than 3,500 new network solutions including new macro towers, small cell sites and repeaters to increase 4G LTE capacity and coverage, expanding 5G Ultra Wideband service in areas where 5G currently is and to new markets throughout Florida, expanding the underlying fiber footprint that carries data throughout the network and supporting Floridians and first responders in the upcoming hurricane season. Verizon will also enhance coverage at major population centers and gathering places including Disney World, Orange County Convention Center, and Amalie Arena. Many of these projects could take 12-24 months to bring online, so in the meantime, Florida engineers have deployed long-term temporary assets to address the skyrocketing demands in the sunshine state.
This is just another major boost for Florida and DeSantis.
More people are moving in, production is growing, investment is growing, and businesses are expanding.
This is what a successful state looks like.
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