HARTFORD, Conn. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- RootMetrics today released its seventh RootScore® Report for Hartford, Connecticut and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance.
In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Hartford, Verizon Wireless also scored the highest in the Reliability, Speed, Data and Call categories. Verizon Wireless recently won or tied for the RootScore overall network performance Award in 48 states, and won more awards than any other provider for overall performance and in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data, and Call performance.
RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, said the bi-annual national study is the most comprehensive mobile network test completed and published by a third-party tester to-date. Scores were based on RootMetrics tests performed from January through June 2014. The company ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six categories: Overall, Reliability, Speed, Data, Call and Text network performance.
“We understand that our Hartford customers truly live a mobile lifestyle– and staying connected on-the-go has never been more important,” commented Michael Murphy, Public Relations Manager for Verizon Wireless New England. “This most recent independent study confirms Verizon Wireless’ network leadership in Hartford and across the country. Having invested $3.7 billion into our wireless network across New England since 2000, including $179 million in the first half of 2014, we continue to enhance our service to provide customers a great experience today, while building the foundation to drive the innovation of tomorrow.”
Also, in studies in the first half of 2014, Verizon Wireless received top or joint top rankings in 115 out of 125 markets, including Hartford and New Haven, studied by RootMetrics in its metro market reports, with more wins and ties in overall network performance than any other provider. The company also scored 30 wins or ties in the RootMetrics U.S. Airports study of 50 major U.S. airports, also more than any other provider.
Verizon Wireless’ super-fast 4G LTE network, the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, today covers more of the U.S. than any other wireless provider’s 4G LTE network. Verizon Wireless’ nationwide XLTE coverage, which doubles Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE bandwidth and provides customers with greater peak speeds, was launched in the first half of the year.
Rankings based on RootMetrics US National (Jan - June 2014), Hartford (August 2014), Hartford (March 2014), and New Haven (May 2014) RootScore® Reports for network performance test results of 4 mobile networks as an average across all available network types. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Your results may vary. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for details.
About Verizon Wireless
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