AT&T will have Faster 4G LTE Speeds than Verizon: Consumers to Switch?

By Posted 20 May 2011, 09:20

We have some interesting news to bring you now, as a recent study has revealed that AT&T may have a considerably faster 4G LTE service when it launches, compared to rivals Verizon who have already pushed their 4G LTE data network out to market.

The results have actually come directly from AT&T’s research labs, as a recent demo on their yet to be released 4G LTE service produced downloads speeds of up to 28.87 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 10.4 Mbps, apparently blowing Verizon’s 4G LTE service out of the water.

But how does this speed compare to Verizon’s? Well, the difference is quite overwhelming as according to Apple Insider, Verizon can only manage real-word speeds of up to 12mbps download and up to 5mbps upload. That means that AT&T’s 4G LTE service could possibly manage a speed increase of more than 15MBps compared to Verizon’s.

With this in mind, will this affect your decision to pick up a handset on Verizon? It’s general knowledge that AT&T is not the most popular carrier in the US, but if they can boast the fastest 4G speeds in the US, then that is going to be a major advantage for the company.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you still stick with Verizon if they had slower 4G speeds because you don’t like AT&T’s service, or would you ignore that and move to AT&T simply because they have the fastest speeds in the US? An interesting dilemma.

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