RootMetrics today released its second U.S. State RootScore ® Reports and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Vermont. In addition to receiving the top award for overall network performance in Vermont, Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the Speed and Data categories and shared the highest score for Reliability and Text. Verizon Wireless won or tied for the RootScore Overall Network Performance Award in 47 other states, and won more awards than any other provider for Overall Performance and in the categories of Reliability, Speed, Data, and Call performance. RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm, said the bi-annual national study is the most comprehensive mobile network test completed and published by a third-party tester to-date. Scores were based on RootMetrics tests performed from January through June 2014. The company ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six categories: Overall, Reliability, Speed, Data, Call and Text network performance. “We understand that New Englanders truly live a mobile lifestyle – from the beaches to the mountains and communities in between – and staying connected on-the-go has never been more important,” commented Michael Murphy, Public Relations Manager for Verizon Wireless New England. “This most recent independent study confirms Verizon Wireless’ network leadership across the country and here at home. Having invested $3.7 billion into our wireless network across New England since 2000, including $179 million in the first half of 2014, we continue to enhance our service to provide customers a great experience today, while building the foundation to drive future innovation.” In its National RootScore Report, RootMetrics named Verizon Wireless the Overall RootScore Award Winner. Verizon Wireless also was the winner in the national study in four other categories: Reliability, Speed, Data and Call Performance. Also, in studies in the first half of 2014, Verizon Wireless received top or joint top rankings in 115 out of 125 markets, including New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut, studied by RootMetrics in its metro market reports, with more wins and ties in Overall network performance than any other provider. The company also scored 30 wins or ties in the RootMetrics U.S. Airports study of 50 major U.S. airports, also more than any other provider.