Root Metrics, an independent wireless research company, has completed the first half of their annual network performance report for 2015. The study compares various carrier performance components at major cities and metro areas around the United States.
The report ranks mobile networks with consideration to the following topics: signal reliability, network connection speed, dropped calls, and how quickly constituents are able to send text messages and download/upload data.
Through their findings, Root Metrics identified the top five cities with the best coverage and the worst coverage. The five cities with the best network coverage included Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville and Knoxville, TN; and Jacksonville, FL. The five cities with the worst network coverage included Hudson Valley, NY; Reno, NV; Omaha, NE; Colorado Springs, CO; and El Paso, Texas.
Verizon ranked number one in all of their carrier studies except text message delivery. For the majority of the other component studies, AT&T ranked second with Sprint and T-Mobile at the bottom of the list.
The entire coverage map and carrier performance rates can be viewed here. The second half of the annual report is scheduled for release in December 2015 or January 2016.