Netflix ISP Speed Index for June 2016
Here are some highlights from the June 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 Brazil, Live TIM’s average monthly speed dropped to 2.94 Megabits per second (Mbps), down from 3.11 Mbps last month, allowing Net Virtua to take the No. 1 spot even though its speed slowed to 3.04 Mbps from 3.07 Mbps in May.
In Germany, Unitymedia continued its climb back up the index, rising two spots to No. 2 with an average monthly speed of 3.82 Mbps, up from 3.59 Mbps in May.
In Austria, UPC increased their speed by 0.68 Mbps in June, climbing to fourth place with an average monthly speed of 3.75 Mbps.
In Indonesia, Infokom held its third place position while increasing their monthly speed by 0.23 Mbps, delivering 3.23 Mbps to their customers in June.
In the U.S., Verizon FiOs regained its No. 1 position with an average monthly speed of 3.61 Mbps, though competition remained tight with the top 4 (Bright House, Cablevision, Cox Communications and Charter) within 0.06 Mbps of each other. Next month, we’ll be combining Charter, Time Warner Cable and Bright House into Charter Spectrum.
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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Anne Marie Squeo is a member of the Netflix communications team.