Verizon came out on top in this test of mobile networks in Baltimore - Baltimore


Jun. 20, 2017 8:16 am

Verizon came out on top in this test of mobile networks in Baltimore

PCMag is pitting the carriers against each other in 30 cities. It was partially geography that put Verizon on top in Baltimore.

A mobile antenna.

(Photo by Wikimedia user Leon Brooks, obtained via public domain.)

PCMag has a need for speed, and they were in Baltimore recently to put mobile networks in the city to the test.

Verizon beat out three other networks in this race, including AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. It had the highest average download speed, among other top categories.

Geography also mattered. PCMag does their legwork, testing 10 sites in the city. Verizon was as good in Patterson Park as it was in Lexington Market. T-Mobile, on the other hand, struggled in Druid Hill Park.

In the article, we also learn that Baltimore is “a town full of surprises.” Here’s why:

Wireless carriers once used Baltimore as a test site, because it has a variety of terrain: hills, flat land, water, tall buildings, and low-slung residential areas. It can be a tough city to cover.

Verizon’s win was a change from 2013, when AT&T was on top.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is Market Editor for Baltimore and DC. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.


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