Verizon, Consolidated top wireline broadband network rankings

Latency, throughput and availability are major concerns in wireless, of course, partly because quality can vary greatly based on geography, weather and other factors. But those are also big concerns in the world of fixed-line broadband, where performance can vary greatly depending on the service provider and technologies being used.

FierceTelecom has teamed with Cedexis, a provider of Internet measurement and real-time performance optimization solutions, to determine just how the networks of U.S. wireline operators stack up when it comes to performance. Because those three factors are crucial in helping consumers and businesses understand whether they're getting what they're paying for.

Among Cedexis' findings, Verizon and Consolidated were nearly tied with 8.02 and 7.9 Mbps speeds. What sets Verizon apart from Consolidated is that it has a much broader network reach. However, Consolidated has extremely good throughput in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, as well as the Southwest. For more check out this special report.

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