Football fans take note: if you want the best service possible at the game, Verizon is your best bet.
A new study from RootMetrics found that Verizon offered the best overall data performance across all 31 NFL stadiums in the country and took the top overall honors at 15 of those locations. Verizon posted the strongest performance at Levi’s Stadium, the newest stadium in the NFL and this year’s Super Bowl venue.
Verizon also led all carriers in total data wins with six wins at current playoff venues. The chances of getting connected on the Verizon network were found to be “excellent” for getting connected at 19 of the 31 stadiums and “excellent” for staying connected at 14 of those.
The rating of “excellent” was awarded to any performance better than 97 percent.
AT&T customers won’t be left out in the cold, though. The carrier was found to have the second best data performance behind Verizon at all 31 stadiums, and took top honors overall at 8 of those. AT&T’s network also came in second place at Levi’s Stadium, and was followed by T-Mobile and Sprint in third and fourth at that venue, respectively.
But it wasn’t a clean sweep for Verizon.
Verizon’s top download speed of 18.8 mbps at FedExField was blown out of the water by Sprint’s 35.8 mbps at University of Phoenix Stadium. Sprint’s speed also bested the top download speeds from AT&T (14.7 at Bank of America Stadium) and T-Mobile (11.7 at Soldier Field).
The top three stadiums offering the best fan experience in terms of overall network performance were Levi’s Stadium, Bank of American Stadium and Arrowhead Stadium.
Though Levi’s Stadium is already a top performer, RootMetrics said in its report that Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), Wi-Fi offloading, Cellular on Wheels (COWs) and Cellular on Light Wheels (COLTs) may all be used to accommodate the increased network demand during the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
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