By Edward Cardenas

SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Independent mobile analytics firm RootMetrics has ranked Verizon Wireless highest for overall network performance in Metro Detroit.

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This is the fifth consecutive time Verizon Wireless has received the highest award for network performance from Seattle-based firm.

“Verizon Wireless is committed to providing our customers—who are relying on us 24/7 to stay in touch with friends and family, and maintain active, connected personal and work lifestyles—with the strongest, fastest and most reliable service,” said Verizon Wireless Region President Lauren Love-Wright, in a release. “Earning top RootMetrics scores for the fifth consecutive time is a testament to our commitment and solidifies our position as the gold standard in wireless technology.”

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Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact a consumer would experience, according to the company, and were performed between March 13 and March 19.

RootMetrics representatives drove 2,190 miles across the Detroit area, as well as tested many indoor locations, to calculate the score.

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The results of the tests follow a recent announcement that Verizon has invested $100 million in network enhancements in the city of Detroit.