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

Feb 22, 2016, 16:00 ET from Verizon

SEATTLE, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --  Verizon customers in Washington are enjoying all the benefits of the top performing wireless network in the state, as rated by the new Washington 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 Washington. Verizon also was ranked first in reliability, call, text, speed and data 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 134 indoor tests, including 4,800 miles in Washington, from July through December 2015.

"We're pleased to win a fifth straight No. 1 overall ranking in Washington in the RootMetrics state report, and to also repeat for the second consecutive period as leader the across the board in reliability, call, text, speed and data performance." said Brian Mecum, vice president, Network for Verizon.

"That being said, our focus is already on winning again next year because we know a better network matters to our customers."

Verizon continues to enhance its network in Washington by deploying new technology such as small cells in dense metro areas, 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. 

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, including Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA).

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., Washington, and Airport 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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