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T-Mobile
Fastest US Mobile Network
(Updated December 7, 2018)
Who has the fastest LTE network in the US? For November 2018 and for the 9th straight month in a row it is T-Mobile, with Verizon coming right in behind. Both networks continue perform very well across the country. Tho for the month of November we saw no real gains in performance across all 4 carriers. It's always nice to see a gain but remaining flat for a month is better than a performance degradation. Both Verizon and T-Mobile remain clearly above other networks in the US. That said all 4 major networks have shown nice performance gains for the entire 2018 year.
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42 Pts
AT&T
90 Pts
T-Mobile
9 Pts
Sprint
67 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: AT&T
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 12 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
34.67 / 13.59
26.93 / 8.91
4.63 / 2.26
46.82 / 11.39
Atlanta, GA
Roswell / Forest Park
21.72 / 6.93
54.77 / 16.42
24.00 / 3.57
37.52 / 10.17
Baltimore, MD
Towson / Dundalk
37.22 / 7.92
37.45 / 12.03
28.38 / 3.09
38.29 / 9.18
Birmingham, AL
Hoover / Fultondale
23.37 / 10.33
41.67 / 12.30
4.13 / 1.80
37.22 / 12.75
Boston, MA
Dorchester / Medford
34.54 / 9.47
42.22 / 13.14
27.70 / 9.32
46.00 / 11.94
Buffalo, NY
Cheektowaga / Hamburg
20.83 / 7.51
19.16 / 8.08
9.26 / 1.25
38.51 / 8.21
Charlotte, NC
Matthews / Belmont
28.76 / 7.34
30.22 / 7.78
20.28 / 1.78
24.57 / 7.56
Chicago, IL
Wheaton / Evanston
30.58 / 8.17
40.05 / 9.19
28.28 / 3.97
41.20 / 14.96
Cincinnati, OH
Florence / Fairfield
29.04 / 10.31
15.38 / 6.40
11.55 / 2.78
21.62 / 8.40
Cleveland, OH
Lorain / Mentor
32.16 / 10.60
54.02 / 18.70
22.65 / 3.77
37.60 / 12.42
Dallas, TX
Fort Worth / Plano
21.31 / 8.36
39.01 / 9.41
22.07 / 3.75
28.48 / 12.05
Denver, CO
Thornton / Centennial
24.84 / 9.06
29.46 / 11.14
35.86 / 3.81
30.29 / 7.28
Detroit, MI
Pontiac / Warren
40.43 / 9.37
36.06 / 14.50
19.18 / 2.70
41.76 / 10.36
Hartford, CT
Manchester / New Britain
20.06 / 5.47
25.38 / 10.60
50.71 / 3.60
44.82 / 13.34
Houston, TX
Pearland / Baytown
25.90 / 7.77
39.85 / 11.25
33.10 / 4.77
40.39 / 12.81
Indianapolis, IN
Clermont / Cumberland
30.31 / 9.05
24.45 / 8.85
23.11 / 2.60
36.15 / 13.03
Jacksonville, FL
Orange Park / Blount Island
25.67 / 7.00
22.12 / 7.07
12.91 / 2.22
30.60 / 11.18
Kansas City
Overland Park / Liberty
45.27 / 9.35
46.61 / 11.06
32.32 / 3.68
41.39 / 12.50
Las Vegas, NV
Paradise / Henderson
27.15 / 9.63
24.51 / 9.36
23.49 / 2.63
25.19 / 6.71
Little Rock, AR
Sherwood / Pinnacle
26.15 / 8.21
17.34 / 9.01
17.02 / 1.28
17.31 / 11.99
Los Angeles, CA
Santa Ana / Pasadena
32.30 / 10.81
33.74 / 11.71
23.10 / 3.31
32.31 / 11.90
Miami, FL
Ft. Lauderdale / West Palm Beach
28.68 / 6.59
45.85 / 14.75
20.73 / 2.37
34.18 / 11.03
Milwaukee, WI
Franklin / Menomonee Falls
35.76 / 8.20
24.93 / 13.24
32.38 / 2.49
38.85 / 10.37
Minneapolis, MN
St. Paul / Minnetonka
35.30 / 9.82
44.57 / 11.52
32.46 / 3.30
41.96 / 14.22
New York, NY
Brooklyn / Newark
24.06 / 6.94
36.47 / 10.87
27.75 / 3.68
39.79 / 9.79
Oklahoma City, OK
Edmond / Norman
16.56 / 7.16
24.49 / 11.81
12.49 / 2.26
16.52 / 6.90
Orlando, FL
Kissimmee / Sanford
21.99 / 7.60
46.44 / 13.57
23.06 / 5.55
35.61 / 10.38
Philadelphia, PA
Springfield / Cherry Hill
39.58 / 8.30
36.71 / 12.42
22.49 / 4.29
38.35 / 10.65
Phoenix, AZ
Mesa / Glendale
32.61 / 8.28
30.95 / 8.12
37.76 / 4.43
27.41 / 12.22
Pittsburgh, PA
Ross Township / Mt Lebanon
47.86 / 23.76
48.19 / 12.03
28.37 / 4.30
34.54 / 10.58
Portland, OR
Tigard / Gresham
39.41 / 6.62
33.77 / 11.06
25.25 / 3.18
28.52 / 8.44
Sacramento, CA
Elk Grove / Citrus Heights
20.79 / 6.66
40.17 / 12.59
20.08 / 3.30
46.11 / 13.77
Salt Lake City, UT
Bountiful / Sandy
25.64 / 7.66
23.60 / 10.16
15.96 / 2.86
32.68 / 10.06
San Antonio, TX
Von Ormy / Helotes
26.93 / 9.56
27.95 / 12.15
27.19 / 5.26
28.26 / 10.03
San Diego, CA
Chula Vista / El Cajon
28.82 / 9.64
17.99 / 12.73
19.44 / 4.18
26.44 / 11.22
San Fransisco, CA
Oakland / Palo Alto
35.07 / 24.04
41.49 / 11.91
24.62 / 4.12
40.93 / 8.44
Seattle, WA
Kent / Redmond
24.44 / 9.78
28.85 / 9.93
25.93 / 12.64
27.81 / 8.04
St. Louis, MO
Arnold / Alton
33.67 / 8.80
21.28 / 9.92
21.89 / 2.78
27.43 / 13.29
Tampa, FL
Clearwater / St. Petersburg
22.35 / 6.72
48.89 / 10.62
28.24 / 7.20
38.98 / 8.84
Washington, DC
Alexandria / Bowie
44.65 / 10.07
27.67 / 12.08
22.63 / 4.03
31.55 / 9.72

Just how fast are they?

Would you like to know how fast the 4 major wireless carriers are anywhere in the US? Our LTE Coverage Map app does just that, built using the same data, we use for this wireless index your able to find out just how fast each wireless carrier is where you play, live, travel and work.
LTE Coverage Map
LTE Coverage Map
Wireless Speed Index
Notable Points. November 2018
For November 2018 all 4 networks remained flat in their national average speed as well in our "% of time above" chart from the previous month. But looking at our long term chart each network has had a great year in terms of download speed gains across the country. Every provider has had a multi-Mbps gain in performance over the year. We will be looking to see if this continues over the next year as more consumers get devices that take advantage of the latest LTE tech. These networks have deployed.

Looking for a city not in our list? Use our coverage map app to search any city in the USA. Find it here.
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 11/1/2018 - 11/30/2018.
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.