5G networks may be lastly coming online across the country; however, there’s nonetheless loads of development being made on 4G.
In its latest report chronicling US wireless network efficiency during the first half of 2019, Ookla discovered that 4G LTE network — err, “5GE” — was the fastest 4G community in the US, although all four networks confirmed marked enhancements during the interval. T-Mobile was second, adopted by Verizon and Sprint.
Verizon and T-Mobile customers spent the most time connected to 4G, versus falling again to older networks or losing reach. Verizon users had been linked to 4G almost 96% of the time, a nearly 5% lead over second-place T-Mobile, and at 3.3% had the fewest experiences of “no reach.”
Over 4.1 million “unique cellular user units” carried out over 11.5 million tests on the Speedtest apps to collect the information. Ookla is the company behind Speedtest.internet and the Speedtest app.
Rhode Island was the fastest state for downloads, clocking in at a median of 49.71Mbps, with Verizon as well as Sprint performing effectively. Minnesota (led by T-Mobile), Washington, D.C. (AT&T), Delaware (AT&T) and Massachusetts (AT&T) rounded out the best five of fastest states and areas. Wyoming survived the slowest state for the second straight year, with medium download speeds merely shy of 20Mbps.
Average download pace in the US over cellular networks was up 24% from the same period last year, rising to 33.88Mbps. Average upload speeds increased to 9.75Mbps, a 13% increase, though they did not improve as fast as different parts in the world. On its worldwide charts, Ookla now has America ranked 40th on download speeds (up three points) and 94th for downloads (a drop of 21 spots)