Verizon customers in New York are the real winners in newest RootMetrics® wireless network performance report

Feb 22, 2016, 08:30 ET from Verizon

NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in New York are enjoying all the benefits of the top performing wireless network in the state, as rated by the newest New York 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 the Overall RootScore award in New York.  Verizon also was ranked first in speed and data performance and tied for first in reliability, call and text performance. Additionally, for the fifth consecutive time, 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 238 indoor tests, including over 8,200 miles driven in New York, from July through December 2015.

"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 New York 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 the fact that this is our fifth consecutive win in New York shows that we continue to improve our network ahead of growing demand."

Verizon continues to enhance its network in New York 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. 

In the Metro RootScore report series, Verizon also was rated highest in overall performance in New York City. Additionally, Verizon's wireless network was also recognized by RootMetrics as earning the most first place or shared first place rankings among the nation's top airports in the second half of 2015, with 25 Data RootScore Awards.

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., New York, and New York City 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 for more details.

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