It’s a sweep. And, a six-peat win for Verizon’s network

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BASKING RIDGE, NJ – All wireless service providers claim to have the best network. But, the results of the latest scientific testing by independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics in its National RootScore® report show there is one undisputed winner -- Verizon’s customers.

The RootMetrics study is designed to replicate a customer’s network experience. To do that, RootMetrics uses smartphones purchased “off-the-shelf” in network tests that spanned 265,000 miles in all 50 states from January through June 2016. Testing was conducted in smaller towns and along country roads in addition to the top 125 metro areas.

The results:

Verizon was rated #1 in the national RootScore report across all six network performance categories: overall, reliability, data, speed, call and text performance.

RootMetrics US National RootScore Report, 1H 2016 January – June

That’s a sweep.

The company was also named #1 in the U.S. in overall network performance for the sixth consecutive testing period dating back to 2013, when the studies began.


That’s a six-peat.

Better network performance in more states 

Verizon won or tied for first place in 48 of 50 states in overall network performance in the RootMetrics State RootScore reports. In the six network award categories – overall, reliability, speed, data, call and text performance – Verizon’s network clearly led, winning or sharing first place in 274 of 300 state-level award categories. That’s three-times more state awards than the nearest competitor.

RootMetrics State RootScore Report, 1H 2016

All RootMetrics state award categories

50 States, Wins/Ties for first place in network performance

RootMetrics State RootScore Report, 1H 2016

All networks are not alike.

“These results show that all networks are not the same,” said Nicki Palmer, chief network officer, Verizon Wireless. “The Verizon Network offers unmatched excellence that people can count on -- the largest 4G LTE coverage, unrivaled reliability and the best speeds across the country. No one matches our Network investment, leading edge technology and engineering talent, that delivers the best experience when and where our customers need it.” 

  • Consistent Investment: The company’s $5 billion network investment during the first six months of this year helps give customers a better network experience in more places across the U.S. Verizon has now invested about $111 billion in its Network since 2000, more than any other wireless company.
  • More 4G LTE Coverage: Verizon has 2.31 million square miles of LTE coverage and covers more than 314 million of the U.S. population. AT&T has nearly 466,000 square miles less LTE coverage than Verizon; T-Mobile has nearly 776,000 square miles less coverage than Verizon; and Sprint has nearly 1.7 million square miles less coverage than Verizon.

For consumers and businesses, Verizon’s network delivers fast data speeds to more people across America experiencing 4G LTE technology and network reliability that can’t be matched by mere advertising campaigns.

Network rankings based on RootMetrics US National and State RootScore Reports, covering January- June 2016. Performance rankings of four mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit for more details.

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