By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance in Michigan Tuesday from the independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics.

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Verizon Wireless also scored highest in the categories of data, reliability and speed in the RootMetrics second U.S. State RootScore Reports.

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“These most recent studies are further confirmation of our continued commitment to deliver on our brand promise of providing customers with the best network experience,” said Lauren Love-Wright, Region President, Michigan/Indiana/Kentucky for Verizon Wireless in a release. “The consistent reliability, quality and performance of our network provide a solid foundation for new technology and innovation that we will continue to deliver to our customers in the coming months and years ahead.”

RootMetrics bi-annual national conducted tests between January and June 2014, and ranked the four major U.S. wireless providers in six categories: overall, reliability, speed, data, call and text network performance.

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Verizon Wireless also received top or joint top rankings in 115 out of 125 markets, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, and Ann Arbor, according to RootMetrics.