Netflix ISP Speed Index for August 2016
Here are some highlights from the August data for the Netflix ISP Speed Index, our monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.
In Thailand, TOT rose two spots to No. 4 with an average monthly speed of 2.95 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 2.64 Mbps in July. Note that TripleT and 3BB have merged under the 3BB brand.
In South Korea, LG U+ and D LIVE both had significant improvements, with LG U+ moving into the No. 2 spot with an average monthly speed of 3.01 Mbps. D LIVE speed climbed from 1.95 Mbps to 2.42 Mbps, maintaining fourth place.
TotalPlay in Mexico continued its decline, dropping another 4 spots this month to No. 8, down from 2.98 Mbps in July to 2.86 Mbps in August.
In Canada, speed for MTS slowed from 3.36 Mbps to 3.15 Mbps in August, knocking it down four spots to No.8.
In the U.S., CenturyLink saw the biggest speed gains, rising to 1.88 Mbps in August from an average monthly speed of 1.69 Mbps in July, but remains in last place.
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/data that may travel across the specific ISP network. Faster Netflix performance generally means better picture quality, quicker start times and fewer interruptions.
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Marlee Tart is a member of the Netflix communications team.