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Netflix ISP Index: Verizon reclaims top spot in US

netflixVerizon FiOS regained its position as the fastest internet service provider in the US in June, according to Netflix’s latest ISP Speed Index.

According to the monthly report, Verizon replaced Bright House as the top US provider with an average monthly speed of 3.61 Mbps in June, compared to second place Bright House’s 3.60 Mbps.

In the US, the third and fourth place operators also switched places in June with Cablevision – Optimium offering an average speed of 3.56 Mbps and Cox a 3.55 Mbps average.

In Netflix’s other global markets, notable movement also occurred in Germany, where Unitymedia continued its climb back up the index, rising two spots to number two with an average monthly speed of 3.82 Mbps. This was just 0.01 Mbps behind first place Kabel Deutschland and was up from 3.59 Mbps in May.

Meanwhile, in Austria UPC increased its speed by 0.68 Mbps in June, climbing to fourth place with an average monthly speed of 3.75 Mbps.

The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on a particular ISP and not a measure of overall performance for other services or data that may travel across the specific ISP network.

Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions, according to the company.