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Netflix’s list of America’s fastest ISPs in January – did yours make the cut?

Published Feb 9th, 2015 8:00PM EST
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It’s been a while since we checked in on Netflix’s list of America’s fastest ISPs and it looks like longtime champion Verizon FiOS is finally getting some real competition. According to Netflix’s latest rankings, FiOS is now in a virtual tie with Cablevision Optimum for the fastest average Netflix streaming speeds of 3.43 Mbps.

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Other ISPs that did well in Netflix’s rankings were Brighthouse, which had an average streaming speed of 3.38 Mbps, Cox, which had an average speed of 3.32 Mbps, and Comcast, which had an average speed of 3.28 Mbps. DSL offerings from Verizon and AT&T were predictably behind the big cable services and both offered average streaming speeds of under 2.2 Mbps.

It’s important to note that Netflix says its “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,” and that “faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.”

Check out Netflix’s full January ISP rankings by clicking here.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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