TELEVISION ON DEMAND SERVICE Netflix has awarded Virgin Media the top spot in its UK ISP Speed Index for the second time.
The high ranking comes after Netflix has extended its Speed Index to more countries. The expectation is that people will check to see what ISP in their geography will give them the best service. You go to the website, select your country and look at a list of ISPs and their average speeds.
In the UK Netflix rates Virgin Media the fastest, and the average speed is 2.37Mbit/s. The last time we checked in January it was 2.16 Mbit/s. Of course the ISPs will have it that their speeds are higher, but this is an average.
"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," says the introductory blog post from Joris Evers, director of Netflix corporate communications.
"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."
Second after Virgin Media is BT with 2.25Mbit/s. Anyway, here's the chart.
The broader Speed Index includes data for the US, Mexico, Ireland, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. The US shows the highest average speed, and Google provides it.
There with a Google Fibre connection, Netflix users are streaming at an average of 3.35Mbit/s. If you live in Sweden, you experience the luxury of 2.99Mbit/s, if you are with the ISP Ownit.
Mexico it seems, get the worst connections, and there the top provider Cablemás delivers an average speed of 2.01Mbit/s. µ
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