Verizon Wireless takes lead in the LTE speed race

In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS), AT&T (NYSE: T) and Sprint (NYSE: S). RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers fared in terms of maximum downlink and uplink speeds. Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers can see for themselves the maximum recorded downlink and uplink speeds the firm observed for the four Tier 1 carriers across eight different regions in the U.S. The data also reveals which regions of the country in general let wireless customers access the highest peak downlink and uplink speeds. FierceWireless' Phil Goldstein takes a deeper look at how the top four U.S. wireless operators performed in the LTE speed race in a new special report. Read more