Verizon took top honors in a new ranking of nationwide network performance by market research firm RootMetrics.
Verizon ranked number one for reliability, speed, call and data performance, with AT&T a close second in all those categories. Those two firms held a significant advantage over third-ranked T-Mobile and fourth-ranked Sprint.
RootMetrics conducted the study by sending researchers to sites across the country to test network performance, collecting 5.6 million samples in total.
T-Mobile performed well at the city level, having focused its recent network upgrades on urban rather than rural areas.
Sprint, meanwhile, performed poorly across the board.
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