AT&T has been named America’s fastest 4G LTE network, according to a newly published PC Magazine study that tested 30 U.S. markets.
In addition to being ranked the fastest overall in the U.S., AT&T’s network swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. Moreover, AT&T’s network also ranked first in 24 of the 30 markets tested.
“AT&T is on top of the world this year with the fastest LTE network in most major cities,” said PC Magazine’s lead mobile analyst Sascha Segan. “Combined with a fast HSPA network where it doesn’t have LTE coverage, that makes AT&T our choice this year for speedy mobile data.”
Kris Rinne, AT&T senior vice president-network technologies, said in a statement: “This PC Magazine honor is another important third-party validation of our network quality. We’ve listened to our customers, we’ve invested heavily and worked hard, and today’s news again validates that AT&T offers an outstanding network, device portfolio and value.”
The 24 markets where AT&T finished first were: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and Tucson.
T-Mobile won Baltimore, Phoenix, and Washington D.C. Verizon won Detroit, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles.
Sascha Segan writes, “Beyond our 30 cities, coverage really mattered, and only one LTE network has nationwide coverage: Verizon 4G LTE. With Verizon’s LTE network the only one of its kind in the running, it aced every rural/suburban region and blew away the competing national networks.”
Read more in PC Magazine’s full article here.