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Verizon Lands Top Spot on Wirefly's Latest Speed Test

There's a number of groups that regularly pin the four major U.S. carriers against each other. The most recent test conducted by Wirefly was to determine the speeds that each of these carriers put up.

And according to the results of the latest Wirefly Speed Test Report, it looks like the carrier with the fastest overall speeds in the country is Verizon. The wireless network produced an average overall speed of 19.92Mbps. Next to Verizon was AT&T with 18.26Mbps, T-Mobile with 17.29Mbps, and Sprint with 14.77Mbps.

The Speed Test covered the period of Q4 2017 and Q1 2018 in order to compare the download and upload speeds of the four big carriers. Comparing the latest results of the Speed Test with the Q1 and Q2 2017, it shows that Verizon really pushed itself to gain the top spot. Back then, the winner of the Speed Test was T-Mobile followed by Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, accordingly.

The speeds gathered are based on the Overall Speed Capability that Wirefly collected. This gave each carrier a 90 percent weight for download speed and a 10 percent weight for upload speed.

Judging on the results of the download speeds of the Speed Test, Verizon took the first spot with an average download speed of 20.44Mbps. AT&T followed closely with 19.11Mbps, next came T-Mobile with 18.08Mbps. Sprint took the last spot with 15.60Mbps.

As for the fastest upload speed, Verizon also took this spot with an average speed of 15.26Mbps.

Are these speeds consistent to what you are experiencing with your carrier?

Source: PhoneDog

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  1. Verizon and T-Mobile have been slugging it out in the speed department, but where did AT&T come from?

  2. These tests are the definition of "watered down" USA is Area: 3.797 million mi². These average tests are silly. Let me help the average human. You run speed tests on co workers and friends phone's at work and home, then you can see which network is fastest in YOUR area. 90% of the time we are at home and work.

    1. Sound suggestion, but I'll take it one step further: after narrowing your choices, do a test run for yourself if you can afford it. Pay for a multi-carrier compatible phone and get service with a nominal amount of data. This way, you'll get an idea about not only coverage but speeds as well.

  3. These comparisons mean nothing.

    We all already know Verizon's the best.

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