Netflix is adding to the positive reviews and headlines that Google Fiber is receiving. Today the movie streaming giant announced that Google Fiber “is now the most consistently fast ISP in America, according to actual user experience on Netflix streams in November.” Other ISP providers include (in order after Google Fiber): Verizon – FiOS, Comcast, and Charter.
Additionally, Netflix included mobile ISP’s, and the results probably aren’t what you would imagine. Of course Verizon takes top honors, but the remaining carriers out of the nation’s top four are as follows: T-Mobile, Sprint, & AT&T.
Netflix states that they will now “publish monthly rankings of major ISPs based upon their actual performance across all Netflix streams.” It’ll be interesting to see how these positions change over the next few months.
Oh yeah, congrats Google! We almost forgot. Full press statement with list below.
November ISP Rankings for the USA
Our 30 million members view over 1 billion hours of Netflix per month, so we have very reliable data for consumers to compare ISPs in terms of real world performance.Starting today, we’ll publish monthly rankings of major ISPs based upon their actual performance across all Netflix streams.Google Fiber is now the most consistently fast ISP in America, according to actual user experience on Netflix streams in November.Broadly, cable shows better than DSL. AT&T U-verse, which is a hybrid fiber-DSL service, shows quite poorly compared to Verizon Fios, which is pure fiber. Charter moved down two positions since October. Verizon mobile has 40% higher performance than AT&T mobile.The average performance is well below the peak performance due to a variety of factors including home Wi-Fi, a variety of devices, and a variety of encodes. The relative ranking, however, should be an accurate indicator of relative bandwidth typically experienced across all users, homes, and applications.-Ken