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T-Mobile
Fastest Mobile Network
(Updated June 1, 2017)
T-Mobile maintained the top average LTE download and upload speed nationwide for the second straight month as well had the fastest network in 13 of 40 cities tracked. T-Mobile while not making any significant gains in May scored the most points with 84 out of 200 total points across all 4 mobile networks. The other 3 networks AT&T, Sprint and Verizon aswell remained relatively flat for May when it comes to gains in network performance. Learn more below.
30 Pts
AT&T
84 Pts
T-Mobile
6 Pts
Sprint
80 Pts
Verizon

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Network Comparison
Fastest Download
This chart shows the average LTE download speed (Mbps) for each network nationwide. Measured in Mbps, higher is better.
Winner: T-Mobile
Fastest Upload
This chart shows the average LTE upload speed for each network nationwide. Measured in Mbps, higher is better.
Winner: T-Mobile
Lowest Latency
This chart shows the average latency for LTE connections for each network nationwide. Measured in milliseconds, lower is better.
Winner: Verizon
By Region
Download
This chart shows the average LTE download speed in 5 US regions from 40 cities tracked for each network. Measured in Mbps.
Upload
This chart shows the average LTE upload speed in 5 US regions from 40 cities tracked for each network. Measured in Mbps.
% of Time Above
Download Greater Than
This chart shows the amount of time a network had a LTE download speed greater than 10 Mbps. Based on nationwide average, shown as percent.
Change: 10 Mbps - 20 Mbps - 50 Mbps
ISP Data
This long-term chart shows how each of the 4 major LTE networks in the US perform against each other for download speed over a period of 10 months. The data is nationwide and speeds measured in Mbps.
Top 40 Citites
The table below shows the average download and upload speed for each of the 4 major LTE networks in the United States in 40 cities tracked. Results in bold are the fastest download for the given city.
City
AT&T
Download / Upload Mbps
T-Mobile
Download / Upload Mbps
Sprint
Download / Upload Mbps
Verizon
Download / Upload Mbps
Albuquerque, NM
Rio Rancho / South Valley
20.55 / 7.19
19.66 / 13.22
9.18 / 6.20
17.70 / 5.75
Atlanta, GA
Roswell / Forest Park
24.64 / 6.43
30.61 / 9.33
32.84 / 4.81
32.50 / 12.27
Baltimore, MD
Towson / Dundalk
16.14 / 4.82
31.84 / 8.47
7.86 / 5.95
28.37 / 4.28
Birmingham, AL
Hoover / Fultondale
14.58 / 4.51
42.61 / 9.57
11.00 / 5.74
36.79 / 11.96
Boston, MA
Dorchester / Medford
28.56 / 9.79
24.79 / 9.12
7.35 / 3.01
36.03 / 8.57
Buffalo, NY
Cheektowaga / Hamburg
13.08 / 6.51
13.89 / 3.49
19.03 / 9.39
35.28 / 6.28
Charlotte, NC
Matthews / Belmont
18.29 / 5.00
14.94 / 4.62
11.95 / 2.16
21.68 / 7.42
Chicago, IL
Wheaton / Evanston
22.67 / 6.78
26.03 / 10.74
26.37 / 6.35
30.85 / 12.59
Cincinnati, OH
Florence / Fairfield
12.46 / 5.45
9.46 / 6.60
14.65 / 4.13
9.97 / 3.54
Cleveland, OH
Lorain / Mentor
29.47 / 9.30
28.58 / 7.91
18.52 / 6.46
26.04 / 7.62
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth / Plano
21.12 / 7.44
24.25 / 8.40
21.54 / 4.30
33.03 / 8.99
Denver, CO
Thornton / Centennial
13.81 / 5.06
23.10 / 3.69
13.08 / 4.38
22.10 / 4.69
Detroit, MI
Pontiac / Warren
26.85 / 5.06
28.64 / 10.26
17.39 / 5.38
37.92 / 11.76
Hartford, CT
Manchester / New Britain
18.57 / 5.64
24.52 / 7.91
14.33 / 3.77
30.16 / 10.15
Houston, TX
Pearland / Baytown
23.20 / 7.50
22.13 / 8.83
22.03 / 6.30
24.19 / 4.73
Indianapolis, IN
Clermont / Cumberland
17.91 / 9.56
7.01 / 3.32
22.88 / 4.52
29.99 / 8.29
Jacksonville, FL
Orange Park / Blount Island
22.56 / 1.01
19.25 / 11.68
13.03 / 8.22
20.43 / 1.47
Kansas City
Overland Park / Liberty
25.31 / 5.56
48.99 / 12.91
10.68 / 3.26
24.74 / 8.31
Las Vegas, NV
Paradise / Henderson
15.16 / 5.25
10.58 / 6.66
10.11 / 5.40
9.18 / 4.42
Little Rock, AR
Sherwood / Pinnacle
27.15 / 8.05
9.14 / 4.90
11.67 / 3.87
13.33 / 3.01
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Ana / Pasadena
26.53 / 9.12
15.14 / 7.63
13.81 / 4.32
20.16 / 10.52
Miami, FL
Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm Beach
19.68 / 5.51
32.54 / 11.29
29.68 / 4.13
26.79 / 7.95
Milwaukee, WI
Franklin / Menomonee Falls
23.77 / 7.67
21.18 / 5.38
28.68 / 5.21
32.83 / 7.88
Minneapolis, MN
St. Paul / Minnetonka
26.22 / 5.53
37.36 / 7.86
20.01 / 4.51
33.66 / 9.21
New York, NY
Brooklyn / Newark
19.08 / 5.98
20.55 / 7.76
13.30 / 4.28
23.64 / 7.52
Oklahoma City, OK
Edmond / Norman
15.00 / 6.45
32.82 / 8.18
5.87 / 5.59
12.58 / 3.55
Orlando, FL
Kissimmee / Sanford
25.07 / 7.27
22.66 / 8.36
15.58 / 5.32
28.06 / 7.95
Philadelphia, PA
Springfield / Cherry Hill
30.66 / 6.17
30.77 / 9.78
8.46 / 2.84
22.78 / 4.72
Phoenix, AZ
Mesa / Glendale
31.23 / 7.77
18.43 / 5.53
9.96 / 3.65
15.88 / 5.26
Pittsburgh, PA
Ross Township / Mt Lebanon
21.44 / 6.64
25.03 / 8.97
27.46 / 8.64
32.39 / 9.42
Portland, OR
Tigard / Gresham
13.08 / 3.55
30.67 / 9.10
17.17 / 8.31
22.43 / 7.00
Sacramento, CA
Elk Grove / Citrus Heights
18.91 / 7.48
21.46 / 9.60
18.60 / 6.55
26.07 / 9.04
Salt Lake City, UT
Bountiful / Sandy
11.23 / 5.13
19.59 / 7.23
10.01 / 5.26
15.65 / 5.61
San Antonio, TX
Von Ormy / Helotes
18.55 / 6.14
16.47 / 7.98
9.66 / 3.53
11.38 / 3.31
San Diego, CA
Chula Vista / El Cajon
26.41 / 8.25
21.70 / 10.54
14.29 / 3.65
32.83 / 12.97
San Fransisco, CA
Oakland / Palo Alto
30.10 / 10.96
24.07 / 9.51
16.26 / 3.95
33.46 / 12.71
Seattle, WA
Kent / Redmond
25.06 / 6.89
24.22 / 7.60
20.68 / 6.45
21.28 / 7.60
St. Louis, MO
Arnold / Alton
27.32 / 6.98
42.09 / 6.08
23.21 / 5.52
29.17 / 10.80
Tampa, FL
Clearwater / St. Petersburg
19.87 / 8.29
41.46 / 9.14
13.20 / 4.48
18.07 / 8.12
Washington, DC
Alexandria / Bowie
18.19 / 5.36
14.56 / 4.43
15.91 / 4.52
26.62 / 5.07
Wireless Speed Index
Notable Points. May 2017
May 2017 didn’t see much if any growth from the 4 wireless networks in the US. But it is becoming slightly more apparent that there are 2 networks that are the top interns of performance. In our top 40 cities list, Verizon and T-Mobile are the fastest or second fastest network 52 times combined out of a possible 80. The two are dominating in network performance with many cities seeing over 30 Mbps average download speed.

AT&T and Sprint saw a slight bump and drop in nationwide network speed. AT&T was the fastest and second fastest in 10 cities while Sprint was only fastest in 2 of 40 cities. Sprint was the only network to not see a slight gain in average download speed for May 2017.
What's it about?
That's what this "State of LTE in the US" index answers monthly. All data for this index is crowd sourced and gathered through the SpeedSmart Speed Test app for iOS and Android. Every month users take millions of speed tests using our app, this gives us an edge because our data is provided only by users not by ISP's or companies driving around in a van. That means we get real data from real people using their device in normal ways and at locations like your home or office, places you actually use data. The index is updated monthly so be sure to check back and see who's the fastest.

To help understand how we come to our conclustions we offer a small raw data sample avaiable for you to download here. This small sample of test data from Orlando, Florida taken between 5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017.
What is this 200 point scale thing?
It's a simple system we use to award a winner each month. A network is given 10 points for each section (Fastest Download, Fastest Upload, or Lowest Latency) they win, 5 points for each region won for download or upload speed, 3 points per city where the network has the fastest LTE download will be given. There is 200 total points available, the network with the most points is the fastest for the current month.