PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in Rhode Island are enjoying all the benefits of the top performing wireless network in the state, as rated by the new Rhode Island RootScore® Report by RootMetrics. RootMetrics is an independent mobile analytics firm that uses off-the-shelf consumer smartphones to test the network capabilities of all four major U.S. wireless carriers in six network performance categories across various geographies.
This marks the fifth consecutive time Verizon won or shared the Overall RootScore award in Rhode Island. Verizon scored the highest in data performance and tied for first in reliability, speed, call, and text performance. Additionally, Verizon's wireless network has been acknowledged by RootMetrics as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers across the U.S. Scores are based on RootMetrics drive and 34 indoor tests, including 1,311 miles in Rhode Island, from July through December 2015.
In the Metro RootScore report series, Verizon also was rated first in network reliability, data and call performance in Providence.
"We take pride in our strong network and are pleased that RootMetrics has recognized the Verizon network at the top. We will continue to invest across the country and throughout Rhode Island to showcase our commitment to delivering the best network experience to our customers," said Michele White, Executive Director of Network Operations for Verizon Wireless Northeast. "Our customers rely on Verizon to reliably connect more than ever, and our win in Rhode Island shows that we continue to improve our network ahead of growing demand."
Verizon continues to enhance its network in Rhode Island by deploying new technology such as small cells and distributed antenna systems and expanding XLTE coverage, which doubles 4G LTE network bandwidth in cities nationwide, with faster peak speeds and greater capacity than before. In addition, Verizon has aggressively deployed LTE Advanced and carrier aggregation, which uses software to combine multiple network channels running on different spectrum bands into one big pipe, significantly increasing speeds for consumers.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
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Rankings based on RootMetrics U.S., Rhode Island and Providence RootScore Reports: 2H, 2015. Tested with best commercially available smartphones on 4 national mobile networks across all available network types. Your experiences may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of Verizon. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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