AT&T 4G LTE Takes Top Spot in 2013 PC Magazine Speed Tests
AT&T has been named America’s fastest 4G LTE network, according to a newly published magazine study. Results of tests in 30 U.S. markets by PC Magazine show AT&T wireless customers are benefiting from blazing-fast wireless Internet speeds.
In addition to being ranked the fastest overall in the U.S., AT&T’s network swept the top rankings in all six U.S. regions from coast to coast: Northeast, Southeast, North-Central, South-Central, Northwest and Southwest. Moreover, AT&T’s network also ranked first in 24 of the 30 markets tested.
“AT&T is on top of the world this year with the fastest LTE network in most major cities,” said PCMag.com’s lead mobile analyst Sascha Segan. “Combined with a fast HSPA network where it doesn't have LTE coverage, that makes AT&T our choice this year for speedy mobile data.”
Kris Rinne, AT&T senior vice president-network technologies, said: “This PC Magazine honor is another important third-party validation of our network quality. We’ve listened to our customers, we’ve invested heavily and worked hard, and today’s news again validates that AT&T offers an outstanding network, device portfolio and value.”
Several other third-party testing firms also have honored the AT&T 4G LTE network for speed and performance. AT&T 4G LTE is available in 278 markets and covers more than 200 million people. Improving the wireless network is a top priority for AT&T. Over the last five years, AT&T invested nearly $98 billion into operations, more than any other public company in the U.S.
AT&T has built the nation’s largest 4G network, and its customers are able to enjoy widespread, ultra-fast and consistent 4G speeds on their compatible device as they move in and out of LTE areas on AT&T 4G HSPA+. With some competitors, smartphone customers may fall back to slower 3G technologies when outside of LTE coverage.
The 24 markets where AT&T finished first were: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa and Tucson.