Netflix "ISP Speed Index" Shows Best Internet Service Providers For Streaming
Consumers Get Insight Into Which ISPs Deliver The Best Netflix Experience
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 11, 2013
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX)
today launched the "Netflix ISP Speed Index," a new Web site that gives
consumers insight into which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the
best Netflix streaming experience.
Located at http://ISPSpeedIndex.Netflix.com/ the new Web site 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. At launch the
Netflix ISP Speed Index includes data for the U.S., Mexico, Ireland, U.K.,
Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
A few data points from the new Netflix ISP Speed Index, reflecting data for
oAt 3.35Mbps, Google Fiber in the U.S. provides the highest average Netflix
streaming bitrate anywhere Netflix is available
oAfter Google Fiber, Sweden's Ownit delivers the highest average Netflix
bitrate at 2.99 Mbps
oNetflix members in Finland receive, on average, the highest bitrates,
while members in Mexico have the slowest connections, on average
oScandinavia proves its reputation as a great broadband region, all ISPs
inDenmark, Sweden and Finland delivered averages above 2Mbps
The Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on data from the more than 33 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.
About Netflix, Inc.
Netflix is the world's leading Internet television network with more than 33
million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV
shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly
price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on
nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume
watching, all without commercials or commitments. Learn more about how Netflix
(NASDAQ: NFLX) is pioneering Internet television at www.netflix.com or follow
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