A new website "Netflix ISP Speed Index," designed to provide customers with information on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) providing the best Netflix streaming options was recently introduced by Netflix, Inc.
The new website offers consumers an overview of the performance of ISPs located in the U.S., Mexico, Ireland, U.K., Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. Netflix updates the website on a monthly basis to ensure that consumers are provided with the latest information on performance of ISPs within a country for easy comparison with international providers.
These are a few data points taken from the new Netflix ISP Speed Index for February – U.S-based Google (News - Alert) Fiber with 3.35Mbps offers the highest average Netflix streaming bitrate while Sweden's Ownit offers the highest average Netflix bitrate at 2.99 Mbps. Netflix members in Finland on an average enjoy the highest bitrates, while the slowest connections on an average were recorded in Mexico. ISPs in the Scandinavia countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Finland delivered averages above 2Mbps.
The Netflix ISP Speed Index features data collected from more than 33 million Netflix members collectively viewing one billion hours of TV shows and movies that are streamed from Netflix each month. The listed speeds indicate the average performance of all Netflix streams delivered via a given ISP's network. It is also offers viewers with performance data that users on an ISP network are experiencing.
As a specialist Internet television network, Netflix has more than 33 million members spanning 40 countries. Each month members stream a variety of TV shows and movies as well as original series for a low monthly price. Netflix members have the option of watching as many hours, anytime, anywhere, via any Internet-connected screen. Furthermore, Netflix members who collectively enjoy more than one billion hours of shows, have the option of playing, pausing, and or resuming watching all content and all without commercials or commitments.