OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in Kansas are enjoying all of the benefits of America's most reliable network, according to the Kansas RootScore® Report, conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. Additionally, this marks the fourth consecutive time Verizon's wireless network has been acknowledged as the leader in overall performance among national wireless service providers in the U.S.
Scores are based on RootMetrics testing performed from January through June 2015. The company evaluated all four U.S. wireless providers in six network performance categories: overall, reliability, speed, data, call, and text performance.
The results are in and Verizon won the Overall RootScore award in the state of Kansas, and also was ranked first in speed and data.
RootMetrics uses scientific methods to conduct their rigorous testing regimen, based on where people actually use their mobile devices. Using off-the-shelf, unaltered smartphones, RootMetrics staff drove over 3,000 miles on and included 75 indoor locations to measure and analyze key performance indicators which provide an unbiased characterization of network attributes in the state of Kansas.
While Verizon took the honors in Kansas, it also outranked the competition with the most wins or ties in five state categories:
- 47 states for Overall Performance (vs. 12 wins/ties for the nearest competitor)
- 44 states for Network Reliability (vs. 15 wins/ties for the nearest competitor)
- 44 states for Network Speed (vs. 7 wins/ties for the nearest competitor)
- 46 states for Data Performance (vs. 6 wins/ties for the nearest competitor)
- 45 states for Call Performance (vs. 19 wins/ties for the nearest competitor)
In 2014 alone, Verizon invested more than $101 billion to improve and fortify its network which covers 98% of the U.S. population. In Kansas, more than $85 million was invested into the Verizon Wireless network in 2014.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering the promise of the digital world. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 109.5 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. A Fortune 15 company with more than $127 billion in 2014 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of 178,500. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.
SOURCE Verizon Wireless