“For the second year in a row, AT&T’s LTE service has proven to be the fastest in our survey of wireless broadband performance across the United States,” Leah Yamshon and Mark Sullivan report for TechHive. “T-Mobile LTE appears to be spreading rapidly, and is pumping out high speeds. Verizon LTE is reasonably quick and easily the most pervasive, while Sprint LTE lacks speed in urban centers.”
“Those are the top-line findings of our most recent study of real-world wireless broadband performance in America,” Yamshon and Sullivan report. “In March and April, we measured the LTE services of the four major national wireless carriers in 20 cities from coast to coast.”
Yamshon and Sullivan report, “In our tests, AT&T’s network averaged download speeds of 13.15 mbps, and 6.45 mbps for uploads. We saw average download speeds of above 15 mbps in six cities: Boston, Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Jose, and Seattle. The average speeds in two of those cities, Denver and San Jose, surpassed 21 mbps, marking the only 20-plus-mbps showings of any service in our study. AT&T LTE clocked average download speeds of greater than 10 mbps in 16 of the 20 cities we tested. AT&T’s average upload speed dipped below 5 mbps in only four cities: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. AT&T’s fastest city for uploads was Denver, with an impressive average speed of just above 10 mbps. At that rate, you can upload a 7.5MB video in 11 seconds.”
Much more in the full article here.