PCMag.com Names AT&T 4G LTE Nation's Fastest Mobile Network

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AT&T wins in 24 out of 30 cities tested.

Choosing a wireless network is one of the most important technology decisions a consumer can make.

After completing the largest independent test of its kind, covering 30 cities and more than 20,000 miles of driving, the respected PCMag.com named AT&T's 4G LTE network as the fastest mobile network in the United States.

"AT&T 4G LTE was the fastest network overall, and it's our choice for a speedy mobile network in major U.S. cities," said Sascha Segan, PCMag.com's lead analyst for mobile. AT&T won 24 out of the 30 cities tested. Verizon's 4G LTE won three cities and the award for suburban and rural speeds outside metropolitan areas, and T-Mobile won three cities with its brand new 4G LTE network.

"Both AT&T and Verizon are running excellent 4G LTE networks," Segan said. "AT&T scored higher on upload and download speeds, while Verizon scored slightly higher on reliability and offered more rural coverage." The full list of cities tested includes Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco/San Jose, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa, Tucson and Washington DC.

The premier destination for independent technology reviews, PCMag.com has run its Fastest Mobile Networks project for four years. Unlike some other projects of this kind, Fastest Mobile Networks is not funded by a wireless carrier and all testing is done by PCMag.com, not by a third party. PCMag.com is the world's leader for technology reviews, covering more than 2,000 products per year.

“Choosing a wireless network is one of the most important technology decisions a consumer can make,” said Dan Costa, PCMag Editor-in-Chief. “PCMag has been helping consumers and businesses make those types of decisions for more than 30 years.”

PCMag.com was supported by its technology partner Sensorly and drove cars from Ford. Testing was done on Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones.

You can find the full city-by-city results at http://www.pcmag.com/Fastest-Mobile-Networks.

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