Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

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Netflix has released its monthly update on Internet service provider speed data, ranking the top ISPs in terms of speed for its streaming service. Last month, we saw improvements stemming from the company's relationships with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon.

This past month has seen a huge boost for Verizon FiOS, which jumped nine spots all the way to the top of the U.S. chart.

As Netflix explains in a blog post, "The rapid rise, which began last month, followed an interconnection agreement with the company that uncongested ports for mutual customers. Similar arrangements with Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-Verse also resulted in increased speeds in September of 2.87 Mbps and 2.77 Mbps respectively."

Netflix has also added ISPs from France, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, and Luxembourg to the index. As you may know, Netflix greatly expanded its European presence last month.

"Although still early days in these markets, all six were among the top 10 countries in terms of performance with speeds in excess of 3.12 Mbps," the company says. "By comparison, while the US speed has risen about 500 Kilobits per second in the last two months, it averaged 2.72 Mbps for September."

Netflix's ISP Speed Index data comes from over 50 million subscribers and over a billion hours of viewing per month.

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