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Fastest Mobile Network Q1 2021

SpeedSmart Speed Index

Who has the fastest mobile network in the United States? For Q1 2021 T-Mobile had the fastest 5G network in the United States followed closely by Verizon. AT&T had the fastest 4G LTE network in the United States followed by T-Mobile. Both Verizon and T-Mobile showed impressive 5G network download speed for the country as a whole. Looking at individual cities below many locations show an average download speed of well over 100 Mbps on 5G. When it comes to latency AT&T is the clear winner beating both T-Mobile and Verizon.

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5G Speeds

Top bar download speed, bottom bar upload speed.
Fastest 5G Network
This chart shows the average 5G download & upload speed (Mbps) for each network nationwide. Measured in Mbps, higher is better.
Winner: T-Mobile

4G LTE Speeds

Top bar download speed, bottom bar upload speed.
Fastest LTE Network
This chart shows the average LTE download & upload (Mbps) for each network nationwide. Measured in Mbps, higher is better.
Winner: AT&T

Latency 5G vs 4G LTE

Top bar 5G latency, bottom bar 4G LTE latency.
Lowest Latency
Comparing the avearge latency for all 3 networks 5G vs 4G LTE. Measured in milliseconds, lower is better.
Winner: AT&T

Long Term

This long-term chart shows how each of the 3 major 5G networks in the US perform against each other for download speed over a period of 6 months. The data is nationwide and speeds measured in Mbps.


Top 40 Cities

The table below shows the average download and upload speed for each of the 3 major 5G 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
Verizon
Download / Upload Mbps
Albuquerque, NM
Rio Rancho / South Valley
39.65 / 7.12
67.76 / 21.16
48.49 / 27.43
Atlanta, GA
Roswell / Forest Park
60.10 / 20.97
72.34 / 22.85
68.29 / 20.13
Baltimore, MD
Towson / Dundalk
99.54 / 17.91
193.27 / 15.20
111.06 / 22.46
Birmingham, AL
Hoover / Fultondale
230.83 / 53.59
48.14 / 3.04
57.41 / 18.28
Boston, MA
Dorchester / Medford
85.58 / 32.62
145.48 / 29.64
277.24 / 29.55
Buffalo, NY
Cheektowaga / Hamburg
62.57 / 10.89
35.04 / 10.44
24.39 / 6.29
Charlotte, NC
Matthews / Belmont
141.77 / 17.55
86.99 / 17.32
404.16 / 31.74
Chicago, IL
Wheaton / Evanston
33.31 / 4.61
91.93 / 27.54
52.32 / 28.94
Cincinnati, OH
Florence / Fairfield
41.25 / 9.44
52.04 / 35.99
81.80 / 20.10
Cleveland, OH
Lorain / Mentor
99.02 / 17.08
181.66 / 28.65
39.79 / 13.27
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth / Plano
73.65 / 18.74
121.16 / 25.06
86.45 / 11.83
Denver, CO
Thornton / Centennial
31.17 / 13.72
60.50 / 30.11
62.00 / 27.20
Detroit, MI
Pontiac / Warren
42.31 / 1.86
87.29 / 20.02
137.86 / 31.48
Hartford, CT
Manchester / New Britain
39.93 / 15.68
137.91 / 21.87
54.18 / 31.44
Houston, TX
Pearland / Baytown
26.26 / 4.66
109.83 / 24.37
109.67 / 22.74
Indianapolis, IN
Clermont / Cumberland
46.58 / 11.98
103.04 / 21.28
100.80 / 17.15
Jacksonville, FL
Orange Park / Blount Island
22.87 / 14.20
42.08 / 14.69
28.15 / 12.59
Kansas City
Overland Park / Liberty
112.00 / 8.85
73.64 / 12.57
52.99 / 17.93
Las Vegas, NV
Paradise / Henderson
47.89 / 29.50
84.71 / 17.94
56.81 / 17.32
Little Rock, AR
Sherwood / Pinnacle
68.83 / 22.18
17.34 / 9.01
24.81 / 10.30
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Ana / Pasadena
60.57 / 15.96
159.40 / 32.93
75.80 / 24.17
Miami, FL
Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm Beach
59.99 / 15.88
82.55 / 20.73
41.28 / 14.25
Milwaukee, WI
Franklin / Menomonee Falls
62.17 / 16.31
28.84 / 20.83
25.44 / 15.10
Minneapolis, MN
St. Paul / Minnetonka
68.62 / 11.42
100.15 / 28.76
72.42 / 26.20
New York, NY
Brooklyn / Newark
59.06 / 16.52
112.05 / 28.64
123.34 / 23.88
Oklahoma City, OK
Edmond / Norman
63.73 / 11.45
114.15 / 27.24
38.49 / 12.58
Orlando, FL
Kissimmee / Sanford
46.34 / 21.26
44.68 / 20.07
82.02 / 22.05
Philadelphia, PA
Springfield / Cherry Hill
58.71 / 15.84
59.92 / 30.56
84.52 / 20.59
Phoenix, AZ
Mesa / Glendale
79.15 / 4.66
59.29 / 34.43
52.76 / 20.54
Pittsburgh, PA
Ross Township / Mt Lebanon
65.85 / 15.08
103.53 / 23.99
94.40 / 24.24
Portland, OR
Tigard / Gresham
68.86 / 18.44
126.85 / 20.46
43.46 / 20.94
Sacramento, CA
Elk Grove / Citrus Heights
38.70 / 15.53
56.56 / 26.09
142.16 / 31.84
Salt Lake City, UT
Bountiful / Sandy
21.45 / 5.59
37.98 / 12.61
58.72 / 18.72
San Antonio, TX
Von Ormy / Helotes
17.34 / 10.35
82.04 / 31.69
57.58 / 23.72
San Diego, CA
Chula Vista / El Cajon
43.67 / 29.10
69.49 / 27.26
82.74 / 28.84
San Fransisco, CA
Oakland / Palo Alto
62.84 / 16.70
95.14 / 26.17
77.53 / 27.85
Seattle, WA
Kent / Redmond
59.64 / 13.83
71.44 / 23.38
74.67 / 16.09
St. Louis, MO
Arnold / Alton
0.00 / 12.26
44.46 / 13.43
18.97 / 2.33
Tampa, FL
Clearwater / St. Petersburg
74.75 / 30.41
89.82 / 14.24
122.63 / 33.57
Washington, DC
Alexandria / Bowie
121.82 / 25.50
188.48 / 37.12
112.19 / 23.64
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