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Verizon Network Outperforms AT&T in Houston Market in 1H15

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Verizon gets top spot in Houston

RootMetrics recently released its findings on the wireless network performance of the four largest carriers in the Houston market.

According to a Verizon (VZ) press release dated May 20, 2015, “RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its eighth Houston RootScore® report and Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in and around the fourth most populous city in the United States.”

The RootMetrics 1H15 results for the Houston market show that Verizon beat AT&T (T) for the top spot in this market in terms of overall network performance. In 2H14, AT&T and Verizon shared the top slot for overall network performance in Houston. This half, Verizon scored highest.

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Sprint’s network performance improves in Houston

Sprint’s (S) network performance improved in this market, and it beat out T-Mobile (TMUS) for the third spot in overall network performance in 1H15. T-Mobile’s ranking fell from third to last place in the Houston market.

If you want diversified exposure to Verizon, you can invest in the Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK), which held ~5.1% of its portfolio in the telecommunications company on April 30, 2015.

You can get more diversified exposure to Verizon by investing in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY), which held ~1.1% of its portfolio in Verizon on the same date.

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