FARGO, N.D., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in North Dakota are enjoying all of the benefits of America's most reliable network, according to the North Dakota 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.
Among the four major wireless carriers, Verizon won the Overall RootScore award in the state of North Dakota for the fourth consecutive time, scoring 94.9. Verizon also was ranked 1st in reliability, speed, and data performance and tied for 1st in call and text performance.
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 1,785 miles on and included more than 28 indoor locations to measure and analyze key performance indicators which provide an unbiased characterization of network attributes in the state of North Dakota.
"We have built our network in North Dakota over the past 15 years and continually invest in network improvements because we know our customers value being able to connect to our 4G LTE network when and where they need it across the state," said Seamus Hyland, president – Great Plains Region, Verizon Wireless.
In July, Verizon's wireless network was also recognized by RootMetrics as earning the most 1st place rankings among the nation's top airports in the first half of 2015, with 29 Data RootScore Awards.
Verizon invested more than $10 billion in 2014 to improve and fortify its nationwide network which covers 98% of the U.S. population.
About RootMetrics Rankings
Network rankings based on RootMetrics US National, State, Airport RootScore Reports, covering January– June 2015. Performance rankings of 4 mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples 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.
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