Verizon NYC Data Speeds Among Fastest in the Nation, Study Says

Verizon customers are getting faster downloads in Manhattan, beating major cities across the country and topping speeds in New York City’s five boroughs. According to a new study from RootMetrics by IHS Markit, reveal that Verizon beat its competitors during testing in New York City and the Tri-State Area.

In addition to grabbing the top mobile performance spot, Verizon, also recorded the fastest data speeds in New York City and the Tri-State Area, with a blistering-fast median download speed of 62.1 Mbps and a median upload speed of 20.8 Mbps. Verizon’s lightning-fast median download speed outpaced the fastest speeds recorded in other east coast hubs like Washington D.C. (where AT&T recorded the fastest median download speed at 57.6 Mbps) and Boston (where AT&T recorded the fastest median download speed at 48.8 Mbps). Verizon’s New York metro area download speed was also markedly faster than the fastest median download speed found in west coast rival Los Angeles, where AT&T led the way at 36.5 Mbps.

A breakdown of median download speed measurements in New York City’s boroughs ranks as follows:

1.Manhattan: 50.4 Mbps
2.Staten Island: 45.3 Mbps
3.Queens: 43.5 Mbps
4.Brooklyn: 36.6 Mbps
5.The Bronx: 35.7 Mbps

“No matter where they are or what they’re doing, New Yorkers demand a strong mobile network to support their hyperconnected lives,” said Francis Sideco, vice president, technology at IHS Markit. “Verizon again outpaced the other carriers in the Big Apple in this round of testing. However, we also wanted to show how geographical location plays a role in mobile performance. For New Yorkers, it’s important to know that data speeds can change when moving across different neighborhoods. The good news is that while Manhattan stood out, we found solid performance across all of the boroughs.”

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