Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

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Netflix just released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. This reflects the month of April.

Verizon FIOS remained in the top spot in the U.S. but Cox continued to climb, moving up to the number 2 slot overtaking Cablevision Optimum by a hair. Cox has been steadily improving, reaching 3.49 Mbps for April, up from 3.11 Mbps in November.

Here's a look at the U.S. rankings:

Here are the rankings for Canada:

"The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network," explains Anne Marie Squeo from Netflix's communications team. "Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions."

"This month, Australia and New Zealand joined the speed index, ranking 18 and 14, respectively on the list of 29 countries we rank," she notes . "Performance for Australian ISPs was impacted by consumer demand exceeding the forecasts Netflix provided. We are working closely with these ISPs and expect performance to improve in the coming months. For April, TPG topped the ranking in Australia with an average speed of 3.36 Megabits per second (Mbps). For New Zealand, Snap led with an average speed of 3.77 Mbps."

You can get a look at the rankings for all regions Netflix tracks here.

Images via Netflix

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