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.

The previous list didn't bring any major changes, but in the U.S. Bright House jumped up to the top three with an average speed of 3.13Mbps, just behind Verizon IFOS and Cablevision. The new list for November shows significant increases in average speed in both the U.S. and Europe. Here's a look at the U.S. list:

"In the U.S., the average speed for the top 10 cable and fiber ISPs increased over 1.00 Megabit per second (Mbps) in the last year, rising from 2.03 Mbps last November to 3.07 Mbps today -- in part because numerous ISPs including Cablevision, Cox and Charter increased their average speeds significantly without requiring additional payment to reach mutual customers," Netflix says. "Additional interconnect capacity also helped normalize performance across these ISPs. Last November, the spread between the highest and lowest speeds among the top 10 was about 1.00 Mbps; today, it’s narrowed considerably to 0.33 Mbps."

"We saw similar improvements in performance in Europe, including the UK and Ireland, with the average speed for the countries we’ve tracked over the last year increasing to 3.31 Mbps today from 2.62 Mbps last November," it adds. "Ireland posted the biggest gains with its average speed jumping 1.00 Mbps to 2.78 Mbps. While all the European countries we tracked last November -- except for the Netherlands, which was higher -- averaged speeds below 2.85 Mbps, everyone except for Ireland topped 3.00 Mbps last month, including the six new countries added in September."

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

Last week, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai sent a letter to Netflix, alleging that it's trying to secure Internet "fast lanes". You can read that here.

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