DENTON, Texas, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As it rolls out new XLTE wireless technology across Central Texas, Verizon Wireless has earned top honors in Denton in the most recent studies of wireless service by independent testing firm RootMetrics. Verizon posted the highest ranking in the Overall Performance category, as well as the Speed Index and Data Performance sub-categories.
The study covered the first half of 2014, the same time period in which Verizon has begun to roll out its newest XLTE network technology. XLTE utilizes Verizon's AWS (Advanced Wireless Services) spectrum, which at least doubles the capacity of its high-speed 4G LTE network.
Greater capacity means more customers at once, even in high-traffic locations, can send photos, download videos, surf the Internet and use other popular applications at peak speeds on their smartphones, tablets and other devices.
"Verizon Wireless is continually investing in network improvements to bring fast and reliable wireless service to our customers in Denton," said Lee Maschmann, executive director of network for Central Texas, Verizon Wireless. "We are committed to delivering a superior network experience to all our customers across the region."
RootMetrics' RootScore™ Reports highlight data, call, text and overall performances of the major wireless carriers' networks in a specific geographical area. To evaluate the networks in each specific market, a team of RootMetrics employees conducts tests during a seven-day period, covering all hours of the day and night. Using current off-the-shelf smartphones available to the public at the time of testing, the evaluation focuses on popular consumer activities, including making phone calls, uploading and downloading files from the Internet, and sending and receiving texts in an effort to reflect the consumer experience in a specific geographical area.
For more details on the studies, visit www.rootmetrics.com
Launched in 2010, the Verizon 4G LTE network now covers 96 percent of the Central Texas population. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte and follow Audrey Lundy on Twitter at @VZWAudrey.
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