While BlackBerrys currently do not support the latest 4G standards yet (though that will change with the PlayBook soon) its interesting to see which US carrier is currently offering the fastest speeds. PC World’s Mark Sullivan put the top 4 US carriers to the test to see which ones offered the fastest laptop and the fastest smartphone data speeds and the numbers are telling. I know many of you also have laptop data cards which is what I found most interesting in the test. PC World checked the 3G and 4G network speeds in 260 locations in 13 cities so it is pretty thorough though there are many areas where even 3G has not made total penetration. So here is a breakdown of the results:
Verizon takes the cake with their 4G LTE network from Laptops they are the slowest provider for smartphones. T-Mobile is pretty much up there with around 2.3 to 2.8mbps connection speeds which is impressive for a network that really is 3G but is called 4G.
Check out the full results at this link. Thanks to everybody who sent this in!