Verizon's Wireless Network Ranked #1 for Overall Performance in South Dakota by RootMetrics®

Aug 18, 2015, 10:00 ET from Verizon Wireless

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon customers in South Dakota are enjoying all of the benefits of America's most reliable network, according to the South 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 South Dakota for the fourth consecutive time, scoring 98.2.  Verizon also was ranked 1st in reliability, speed, data, 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 1,962 miles on and included 42 indoor locations to measure and analyze key performance indicators which provide an unbiased characterization of network attributes in the state of South Dakota.

"We know our customers value the reliability and overall performance of our 4G LTE network and we continually invest in network improvements across the state of South Dakota," 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 for more details.

About Verizon
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


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