Who really has the fastest speed?


The four major Telco’s in the US boasts of 4G technology. May it be WiMAX, HSPA+ and each claims that they are the most reliable, fastest, best and biggest network.

Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile better get their facts right as PCWorld created a study to find out who the fastest service is. According to “2012 Mobile Speed Test”, AT&T’s 4G LTE technology has the fastest download speed. While Verizon’s 4G LTE provided the fastest upload speed.

T-Mobile’s HSPA+ 21 on the other hand was the fastest 3G service and the latter’s HSPA+ 32 service is at par with AT&T and Verizon’s 4G technology. Sprint was way beyond the three’s service.

The test were done in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle and Washington DC.

PCWorld gave a summary of fastest service provider/s by the City:

Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Washington DC (3G: T-Mobile/4G: AT&T)

Chicago, Dallas (3G: AT&T/4G: AT&T)

Denver, New Orleans, San Jose (3G: T-Mobile/4G: Verizon)

According to VP Editorial Director Steve Fox, “Our annual speed study is an important part of what we do at PCWorld. Along with the annual speed study, we also publish a yearly e-booklet that contains wireless speed faqs. Many consumers look to us for an unbiased, independent, empirical assessment of the wireless technology and services being offered in the US today.”

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