Mobile Wireless Drive Test

The Department of Public Service created an interactive map that shows the results of a drive test conducted in 2018 of mobile wireless coverage in the state. After reviewing providers’ maps that purport to show the extent of their coverage, the Department undertook a drive test of all major roads in the state to collect data and assess where mobile wireless service is actually available from a consumer perspective.   The initative and results are described in the report posted below. The Department prepared an interactive web-based map to allow users to view the drive test data for each of the six facilities based providers operating in Vermont: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and VTel Wireless.  Static maps depicting a statewide generalization of the results for each carrier are also posted below.

Mobile Wireless report

2018 Interactive map (temporarily not working)

2020 interactive map

Tutorial: a video tutorial explaining how to use the interactive map

Static Maps: Version 1, 2018, and Version 2, 2020.  PDF maps for each carrier, depicting coverage asserted by each provider along with the results of the drive tests.

FCC Initial Eligible Area interactive map