SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in Salt Lake City are enjoying all of the benefits of the top-performing wireless network in the area, according to the Salt Lake City RootScore® Report, conducted by Seattle-based RootMetrics. In the new RootMetrics second half 2016 report, Verizon won the overall performance award in Salt Lake City for the sixth consecutive testing period.
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 Salt Lake City since 2014. Verizon also ranked first in network reliability, call, speed and data performance.
RootMetrics professional testers drove over 1,000 miles throughout the Salt Lake City metro area in the recent study. They compared national wireless competitors in 24 indoor locations and conducted over 14,000 total tests from July 19 to July 23, 2016.
"This data showcases our commitment to investing in our network in the Salt Lake City area and throughout Utah," said Russ Preite, president of the North Central Market, Verizon Wireless. "We work very hard to deliver the most advanced wireless technology, and appreciate this recognition."
Verizon's wireless network also was rated #1 for the Overall RootScore Award in Utah for the fifth consecutive time in the RootMetrics second half 2015 report. Verizon also ranked first in reliability, speed, and data performance and shared first in call and text performance in Utah.
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 Salt Lake City Report: July 2016 and U.S. and Utah 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.
SOURCE Verizon Communications Inc.