NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in Boston are enjoying all of the benefits of the top-performing wireless network in the area, according to the Boston RootScore® Report , conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. In the new RootMetrics first half 2016 report, Verizon won the overall performance award in Boston.
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.
Verizon also was ranked first in network reliability and call performance. RootMetrics professional testers drove more than 4,000 miles throughout the Boston metro area in the recent study. They compared national wireless competitors in 89 indoor locations and conducted over 61,000 total tests from April 3 to April 9.
"We are pleased that RootMetrics has recognized our continued dedication to building the best wireless network in the Boston area for our customers," said Michele White, Network Director for Verizon's Northeast Market. "This award paired with Verizon's recent announcement to invest $300 million in a city-wide fiber network demonstrates our ongoing commitment to provide the best telecommunications services in the city, while laying the foundation for future wireless innovation, including the deployment of 5G technology."
Across the U.S., RootMetrics rated Verizon's wireless network as the leader among all major national wireless service providers for the fifth consecutive time during testing in the second half of 2015. Verizon also earned the most first place or shared first place data performance rankings in the nation's top airports during second-half 2015.
Rankings based on RootMetrics Boston (April 2016), U.S. National (2nd half 2015), and 50 Airport (July-December 2015) RootScore Reports. 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.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 112.6 million retail connections nationwide. 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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