All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ISPs’

Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

It’s that time again. Netflix has released its latest ISP Speed Index ranking data for August. According to the company, its agreements with AT&T, Time Warner, and Verizon are paying off. The company says in a blog post: In the U.S., interconnection agreements with AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Verizon resulted in significant increases in Internet speeds for all three …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Speed Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of July. Last month, they added some icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. This month, they’ve added them to 12 other countries, including Canada and Mexico. Things aren’t looking great in terms of ISP speeds here in …

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Netflix Releases Latest ISP Rankings

Netflix just released its new ISP Speed Index data for the month of June. This time, they’ve added icons to the U.S. graph to “increase transparency” about the type of technology used by an ISP. “This should make it easier to compare Netflix performance on different types of networks,” says Netflix’s Anne Marie Squeo. As usual, Cablevision, Cox, and Suddenlink …

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Comcast, Time Warner Still the Most Hated as Regulators Weigh Merger

The American Customer Satisfaction Index, a gigantic (80,000 or so) annual survey that asks Americans about their satisfaction with certain companies and areas of the national economy, has once again shown that people really, really hate Comcast and Time Warner Cable. You know, those two companies that are trying to merge right now. This year, Comcast’s TV service fell five …

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AT&T Officially Buying DirecTV For Nearly $50 Billion

After weeks of rumor and speculation, AT&T has officially announced that it will acquire DirecTV in a stock-and-cash transaction for $95 per share based on AT&T’s Friday closing price, putting it at $48.5 billion. The deal will still face regulator approval, but it has been approved unanimously by the Boards of Directors of both companies. It will be reviewed by …

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Netflix Signs Another U.S. Cable Deal, This Time With Suddenlink

Netflix has reportedly signed a deal with Suddenlink Communications, a cable provider serving areas in California, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina. It serves about 1.2 million subscribers. As with other deals Netflix has made with cable providers, Netflix will get its app on the provider’s TiVo …

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Netflix CEO Talks Net Neutrality And Why It’s Paying Comcast

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote a rare post on the company blog to address concerns regarding net neutrality and its recently announced deal with Comcast. He writes: The essence of net neutrality is that ISPs such as AT&T and Comcast don’t restrict, influence or otherwise meddle with the choices consumers make. The traditional form of net neutrality which was recently …

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Netflix Expands ISP Speed Index

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 …

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Will The FCC’s New Net Neutrality Rules Protect Consumers And Small Businesses?

In January, the open Web took a major hit when a court sided with Verizon over the FCC’s net neutrality rules. The defeat meant that Verizon or any other ISP could throttle certain types of traffic in favor of others. While the FCC could appeal the ruling, the Commission is apparently not going that route. Reuters is reporting that the …

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Netflix Says It Will ‘Vigorously Protest’ ISP Abuse If It Has To

Netflix just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter along with an accompanying letter to shareholders. In the letter, CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells talk a little bit about the recent Verizon net neutrality ruling and how it may affect business. They call the ruling “unfortunate,” noting that “in principle, a domestic ISP now can legally impede …

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Netflix Updates ISP Speed Index, Adds Prime Time Performance Metrics

Netflix is now reporting prime time performance metrics in its ISP Speed Index. The company has now put out the October update. “Prime time is the equivalent of rush hour on the Internet,” says Netflix’s Joris Evers. “This can lead to congestion on the network, just like physical traffic can on roads. When watching Netflix, network congestion can manifest itself …

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Here’s Netflix’s Latest Rankings For Best ISPs

Netflix has added the data for September to its ISP Speed Index, which looks at the ISPs providing their customers with the best Netflix streaming experiences. As usual, Google Fiber leads the pack. In fact, there aren’t many changes for the month, except Bright House moved up a notch, and Mediacom moved down. If you look at these lists regularly, …

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