Verizon Wireless has the fastest mobile network in the United States, an in-depth survey finds.
Verizons 4G network is the speediest in 20 of 21 cities tested among six major wireless carriers: AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon, PCMag.com found. Verizons network has proved the fastest in such cities as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Phoenix and San Diego.
But AT&T had the fastest network in Kansas City and four rural regions tested in the Northeast, Southeast, Central and West.
Custom field test software designed by Sensorly, a French testing firm, installed on Android 2.2-powered phones, was used to test download speeds, upload speeds, and simulated audio and video streaming reliability across 6,000 miles. Speed scores were calculated based on raw speed, consistency and reliability. The test did not measure voice performance, including dropped calls.
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