Verizon Wireless has expanded its XLTE technology to boost 4G LTE network capacity and improve high-speed services for customers in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lake Charles, Shreveport and Monroe.

XLTE uses Verizon’s AWS, or Advanced Wireless Service, spectrum to more than double the capacity over its high-speed 4G LTE network. The network is able to handle more customers in high-traffic locations, allowing them to access the company’s technology at the same time to send photos, download videos, surf the Internet and use other applications on their smartphones, tablets and other devices during time of peak usage.

More than half of Verizon’s 4G LTE 500-plus markets have XLTE.