According to a new report from Tutela, Verizon offered the fastest average download speeds across the country, at roughly 20 Mbps. AT&T clocked in second at around 12 Mbps, while T-Mobile came in third and Sprint came in fourth with speeds of almost 8 Mbps. Tutela’s findings included a 2 MB download and 1 MB upload, and covered 3G and 4G connections.
“Our testing runs in the background of devices 24/7 at random intervals without user intervention to avoid testing bias,” the firm noted. “The speed testing configuration used to produce these graphs has been designed to simulate typical user experience (i.e. downloading a photograph or webpage) rather than testing the peak throughput speed. The results show the average transfer speed that was achieved during the data transfer.”