Mobile, Verizon offer fastest mobile internet speeds in Houston

Outages for the Verizon cellular telephone and internet network at 4:20 p.m. EDT

Outages for the Verizon cellular telephone and internet network at 4:20 p.m. EDT

Now that all four of the major networks - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint - have relatively affordable unlimited data plans, the competition has become increasingly close.

Some Sprint customers were also affected by the outage, which officials attributed to an issue with a local exchange provider. According to PC Mag, Verizon is ultimately the best overall, but had the greatest variety of quality according to your region.

Using a customized version of Ookla's Speedtest software (Ookla is owned by the same parent company that owns PCMag), this year's network tests gathered more than 124,000 data points across 30 cities and six suburban/rural areas along the East Coast, West Coast and the country's midsection.

Major outages were reported all across the U.S. Monday.

On top of the networks reliability breakdown, the study also revealed that outside of Sprint, the Galaxy S8 outpaced the iPhone 7 in terms of downloading and uploading speeds. T-Mobile achieved an overall score of 96, followed by AT&T with 93 and Sprint with 74. Verizon also stood first as per the tests conducted by Rootmetrics at the end of 2016.

"The leaps and bounds we've seen over the past few years show no sign of stopping", according to Segan. The regions like northeast and northwest have favored more T-Mobile connectivity and the south-central region involving Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana has shown improved connectivity with Verizon.

AT&T have shown the highest download speed of 32.6 Mbps and the Verizon stood second having the downloading speed 31.1 Mbps.

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