1. ggrr8t's Avatar
    Not strictly related to TB, but it is nice knowing.
    This is quoted from the wall st. cheat sheet,
    "On Wednesday, RootMetrics, which is a company that conducts its own field tests of wireless networks, announced that Verizon offers the fastest 4G mobile-data network by a landslide. In a recent study, RootMetrics compared 4G networks from the four major US carriers across 27 different cities. The report said, In cities where we could test Verizons LTE (network), their average download speeds were roughly equivalent with the other carriers maximum download speeds. In several markets, Verizons average download speeds actually exceeded the maximum speeds of the other carriers.
    The rest can be found
    Verizon Named Fastest 4G Network, Will Shares Respond? - Yahoo! Finance
    11-10-2011 12:35 PM
  2. anon(394005)'s Avatar
    Yah, other carriers are playing catch up. Verizon was smart going with LTE. From my experience they also have always had the best coverage. And now with their aggressive deployment of LTE, their service is only getting better IMO.
    11-10-2011 12:49 PM
  3. Mortiel's Avatar
    Sadly, it is a slanted article. It does not state if they tested AT&T's LTE. I do not consider it a fair competition to compare AT&T's and T-Mobile's HSPA+ with LTE.

    Now, doing a three way test between Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T once all three have well established LTE networks would be a fair competition.
    11-10-2011 05:53 PM
  4. robrecht's Avatar
    I suspect it's a fair comparison in terms of actually deployed networks.

    Thanks, Robrecht
    ggrr8t likes this.
    11-10-2011 06:11 PM
  5. Shryne's Avatar
    As someone who switched from AT&T to Verizon when the thunderbolt was released, I can already tell you Verizon's 3G network is much faster and more represented throughout the country than AT&T. Not surprised that Verizon's 4G network is better, too.

    Even if Sprint and AT&T catch up to Verizon in 4G speeds, Verizon has a huge head start on 4G coverage.
    11-10-2011 06:12 PM
  6. ggrr8t's Avatar
    Sadly, it is a slanted article. It does not state if they tested AT&T's LTE. I do not consider it a fair competition to compare AT&T's and T-Mobile's HSPA+ with LTE.

    Now, doing a three way test between Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T once all three have well established LTE networks would be a fair competition.
    this is n interesting articling on att v. Vz
    AT&T vs. Verizon: LTE, Head-to-Head - LTE Coverage Maps and More | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    11-11-2011 07:47 AM
  7. doctorg23's Avatar
    My 4G speeds have definitely declined over he last few months. Not sure if there are just more people on the network. I used to pull 25-30Mbps download and now I am consistently only 5-10Mbps.

    Thoughts?
    11-13-2011 08:51 AM
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