Netflix Names Google Fiber the Best ISP for Streaming NetflixBy: Josh Wolford - December 11, 2012
Netflix is releasing new ISP rankings based on how well they stream Netflix, and it should surprise nobody that Google Fiber is the winner.
Taking into account Netflix streams in November across multiple devices, Google Fiber bests the second-place ISP, Verison FiOS by a significant margin. Google Fiber’s average speed was 2.55 MBPS while Verizon FiOS streamed at an average of 2.19 MBPS.
Comcast, Charter, and Cablevision rounded out the top 5.
“Broadly, cable shows better than DSL. AT&T U-verse, which is a hybrid fiber-DSL service, shows quite poorly compared to Verizon Fios, which is pure fiber. Charter moved down two positions since October. Verizon mobile has 40% higher performance than AT&T mobile,” says Netflix’s Ken Florance.
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“The average performance is well below the peak performance due to a variety of factors including home Wi-Fi, a variety of devices, and a variety of encodes. The relative ranking, however, should be an accurate indicator of relative bandwidth typically experienced across all users, homes, and applications,” said Florence.
Netflix also says that we can expect them to publish their ISP rankings list once a month.