Netflix Launches Web Site For Internet Speed Rankings
Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2013) -
What's the fastest Internet
service to watch video streaming?
Netflix, which has occasionally published measurements of the
speed of ISPs, is now taking the question so seriously that it
has launched a web site dedicated to the rankings. You can find
According to Netflix, the fastest Internet service in the U.S.
is still Google's new Fiber service, which is now only available
in the Kansas City area. Netflix says Google Fiber delivered an
average of 3.35 Megabits per second in the month of February,
which is an increase from 2.55 Megabits in the month of
November; Google Fiber was first in the Netflix rankings then,
Google launched the Google Fiber service in select Kansas City
neighborhoods last year. Critics of Netflix's rankings have
noted that Google's small footprint perhaps gives it an unfair
rating compared to its rivals, which provide service in multiple
Ranking second in Netflix's fastest ISP rankings is Cablevision
(2.35 Megabits average), which recently joined Netflix's 'Open
Connect' program which purportedly assures a faster and smoother
delivery of the company's streaming video.
Suddenlink was third with a 2.19 average while Cox jumped to
fourth with a 2.12. Verizon was fifth with a 2.10.
To see the entire list of Netflix's rankings, go to:
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