Monday, July 8, 2013

Netflix ISP Speed Index for June

We just added June data to the “Netflix ISP Speed Index,” providing an updated look at which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best Netflix streaming experience.

A few data points from the new Netflix ISP Speed Index, reflecting data for June:

  • U.S.: The top rankings remain unchanged.  Optimum continues to provide the best Netflix experience of any large ISP, for the sixth consecutive month.  Lower in the rankings, Time Warner Cable moves up to the eighth spot, at the expense of Mediacom and AT&T U-verse, which both drop a notch.
  • U.K: All ISPs in the UK delivered improvements in speed in June compared to May, continuing an upward speed trend. There was no change in rankings, however, with Virgin holding on to its top position.
  • Ireland: Speed increases across ISPs in Ireland, but no change in the ranking with Magnet solidly on top and UPC staying on No. 5 after a three spot drop last month.
  • Nordics:  In Norway NextGenTel jumped three spots to No. 6 while Sweden’s OwnIt set a Nordic Netflix ISP Speed Index record at 3.04 Mbps, closely followed by KYMP in Finland as the only other Nordic ISP to break the 3.00 Mbps barrier. In Denmark Stofa rocketed higher in the ranking.
  • Mexico: Speeds increased for all providers, giving Netflix members who use those ISPs a better experience.
Located at the Netflix ISP Speed Index provides an easy overview of the performance of ISPs in several of the countries Netflix is available in. Updated on a monthly basis, the site allows for easy comparison of ISPs in a country as well as international comparisons.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from the more than 36 million Netflix members who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month. The listed speeds reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP's network and are an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.

Note: the average performance is below the peak performance due to many factors including the variety of encodes Netflix uses to deliver the TV shows and movies as well as the variety of devices members use and home network conditions. These factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs.


Joris Evers is director of corporate communications at Netflix