Innovation14 March 2016
Here are some highlights from the February data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
In Austria, A1 nearly doubled their average monthly speed to 3.12 Megabits per second (Mbps) from 1.66 Mbps in January, ranking them five out of six in that country’s index.
In Canada, Bell Aliant (Fiber Optic) fell to 12th place, down 2 with an average speed of 3.07 Mbps, down from 3.40 Mbps in January. In November 2015, the company ranked third, with an average speed of 3.74 Mbps.
In Ireland, Virgin Media climbed three to third place with an average speed of 3.00 Mbps, up from 2.46 Mbps in January.
In the Netherlands, Ziggo (formerly UPC) reversed the slide that began last summer, rising to fourth place with an average speed of 4.06 Mbps, up from 2.68 Mbps in January.
In Switzerland, upc cablecom jumped three spots to third place, posting an average speed of 4.04 Mbps, up from 2.87 Mbps last month.
In the U.S., Bright House jumped six spots to third place with an average speed of 3.69 Mbps, up from 3.53 Mbps in January. Time Warner, which shares a network with Bright House, climbed two spots to 8th place with an average speed of 3.54 Mbps, up from 3.39 Mbps.
The 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. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.
To see how your country ranks within the top 20, click here.
Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.