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AT&T RANKS NO. 1 IN AKRON
Independent mobile analyticsfirm RootMetrics awards top spot to AT&T in
recent wireless network performance test
AKRON, Ohio (Jan. 7, 2014) —A newly released report shows AT&T*wireless customers in Akron, Ohioare
enjoying the highest ranked local network.An independent mobile research and testing organization today
gave AT&T’s overall wireless network top honors. Seattle-based RootMetrics® ranked AT&T highest for
combined/overall voice, data and text network performance in Akron.
The RootMetrics®wireless network performance study for Akron named AT&T as the overall RootMetrics
RootScore® Award winner for its combination of call, text and mobile Internet performance. The RootMetrics
award is based on analysis of more than 18,673 wireless test calls, texts and data transmissions conducted
during November, 2013. This study is the third consecutive RootMetrics study for Akron in which AT&T
“AT&T was ranked highest inour November, 2013 tests of overall network performance in the Akron area.
Our overall RootScore Award looks at call, data and text performance across all data network technologies,
including 4G LTE. We look at performance from a consumer’s point of view, and AT&T offered a very strong
overall performance for those in Akron during our tests,” said Bill Moore, president and CEO of RootMetrics.
AT&T launched 4G LTE**in Akron in April, 2012.It plans to expand its 4G LTE network to cover 300 million
people nationwide by year-end 2014. Even as 4G LTE expands, customers can get 4G speeds outside of 4G
LTE areas with our 4G HSPA+ technology.
“Our customers depend on their wireless service to help manage their busy lives,” said Adam Grzybicki,
President of AT&T Ohio. “They want service they can depend on as they travel in and around the Akron
area. We are happy to see our network investment is paying off and our customers are getting topranked wireless performance.
“There are more reasons than ever to choose AT&T. We invested nearly $1.8 billion in our wireless and
wired networks in Ohio since 2010, including more than $225 million in the first half of 2013, and we’ll
continue investing in order to give our customers great service.”
Akron RootScore®Report January, 2014. Performance rankings of four mobile networks rely on scores calculated from random samples. Your
experience may vary. The RootMetrics award is not an endorsement of AT&T. Visit www.rootmetrics.com for more details.
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