OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in Omaha are enjoying all of the benefits of the top-performing wireless network in the area, according to the Omaha RootScore® Report, conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. In the new RootMetrics second half 2016 report, Verizon won the overall performance award in Omaha and throughout Nebraska.
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 has won the Overall RootScore Award in Omaha since 2014. Verizon also ranked first this year in overall performance and data performance, and shared the first place ranking for call and text performance, network reliability and network speed. Verizon recorded the fastest median data upload speed, compared to competing wireless networks.
RootMetrics professional testers drove more than 900 miles throughout the Omaha metro area in the recent study. They compared national wireless competitors in 24 indoor locations and conducted nearly 14,000 total tests in July 2016.
"This data underscores our commitment to sustained investment in our network in the Omaha area and throughout Nebraska," said Russ Preite, president of the North Central Market, Verizon Wireless. "We work very hard every day to deliver the most advanced wireless technology for our customers, and appreciate this recognition."
Verizon's wireless network also was rated #1 for the Overall RootScore Award in Nebraska for the fifth consecutive time in the RootMetrics second half 2015 report. Verizon ranked first in all categories in the state – reliability, speed, data performance, call performance and text performance.
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 Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York City, has a diverse workforce of nearly 162,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 113.2 million retail connections nationwide. The company also provides communications and entertainment services over mobile broadband and the nation's premiere all-fiber network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
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Rankings based on RootMetrics Omaha Report: July 2016 and U.S. and Nebraska RootScore Reports: second half 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 www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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