Netflix Expands ISP Speed IndexBy: Chris Crum - March 10, 2014
A year ago, Netflix launched its ISP Speed Index site. Since then, updates have included regional reports and prime time performance metrics. Now, the index has been expanded to include the top 60 in the U.S.
Here’s a look at the February rankings for the top 16.
“Since we started publishing the ISP Speed Index in December 2012 we have tracked the largest broadband providers in the US plus Google Fiber, the guiding North Star for broadband performance in the country,” says Netflix director of communications Joris Evers. “With the expansion, Google Fiber continues to be at the top of the expanded list of ISPs, but Cablevision – Optimum leads the major ISPs.”
“We expanded the list to provide insight into the performance of many of the smaller providers in the US and to give credit where it is due,” Evers adds. “For example, Midcontinent, a regional cable provider in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, takes second place in the expanded rankings.”
The index’s data is based on that from over 44 million Netflix users throughout the world and over a billion hours of streaming each month.
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