RootMetrics: Verizon tops in South Florida for reliability, speed

Verizon once again landed in the top spot in a report by RootMetrics, a company that tracks the performance of wireless carriers in regional markets across the country. The tests are carried out twice a year.

From Oct. 15 to 21, RootMetrics researchers drove 2,500 miles from Homestead to Jupiter, tested in 74 indoor locations, conducted more than 40,000 individual tests for reliability and speed, and brought together results from data, call and text testing.

Verizon won with an overall performance score of 98.7, followed by T-Mobile at 97.6 and AT&T and Sprint, which each scored 95.8. It was the fourth consecutive time Verizon has landed at the top, and the ninth straight time Verizon has won or tied for the top overall score.

In individual categories, Verizon took the top spot for network reliability, previously tying with AT&T three times, and speed. Also notable: RootMetrics said T-Mobile’s median upload speed increased from 12.4 Mbps to 20.6 Mbps since testing in March.

“South Florida is a dynamic market, bustling with local activity and visitors from around the world relying on their wireless devices,” said Frank Wise, network executive director for Verizon. “We work hard to deliver winning service, and appreciate this recognition from trusted, third-parties such as RootMetrics.”