Comcast tops Netflix’s ISP Speed Index in the US

Netflix-ISP-speed-index-march-CROPComcast topped the US rankings in Netflix’s monthly ISP Speed Index for the first time in December.

According to the report, Comcast’s average monthly speed increased from 3.67 Megabits per second (Mbps) in November to 3.84 Mbps in December.

This saw the ISP jump three places in the rankings, overtaking Verizon FiOS which took second place, Optimum in third and Bright House, which dropped three places to fourth position.

In Canada, there was some movement with in the rankings with Telus – Fiber Optic climbing four spots to number five, delivering an average monthly speed of 3.46 Mbps.

Eastlink – High Speed climbed one place to fourth while the top three Canadian IPS remained the same with Videotron in first, Shaw in second and Rogers in third.

In Europe there was no change in the position of the top five ISPs in major markets the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

In Spain, Telecable retained the top spot with an average speed of 3.86 Mbps, but Ono slipped one place to third as Vodafone climbed to second with speeds of 3.76 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.