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The marketing team at Verizon Wireless has tried to hammer home that Big Red's network is the most reliable in the nation, and now they have a study to lean on when making that claim. RootMetrics, a company that specializes in mapping out wireless coverage (you might also know the firm by Root Wireless), conducted a national study of network performance and found Verizon to be ahead of its peers in reliability. Verizon almost swept the competition for the top spot in a series of performance evaluations, conceding a first place finish only once. In the Speed Index category, AT&T came out on top with a score 88.7 out of 100, which was enough to eke out a win over Verizon in second place with... Read more...
According to research conducted by RootMetrics, AT&T has the fastest pure LTE speed of any of the major carriers, clocking in average download and upload speeds of 18.6Mbps and 9.0Mbps. Number two Verizon delivered 14.3Mbps and 8.5Mbps, respectively, with Sprint a distant third at 10.3Mbps and 4.4Mbps. T-Mobile doesn’t offer 4G, but its non-LTE speeds are the best of the group at 7.3Mbps down and 1.5Mbps up; AT&T is a strong second in that category, actually, with 4.3Mbps and 1.1Mbps. A few of AT&T's 4G devices Verizon has been the frontrunner in terms of rolling out 4G LTE networks, which it has done at a blistering pace. For instance, RootMetrics found Verizon’s LTE... Read more...