by Mike Masnick

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bandwidth, cable, dsl, internet


Netflix Shows Which ISPs Actually Perform Well... And Which Don't

from the ah,-data dept

It's always fun to discover some data that reveals some useful info -- and the folks over at Netflix have apparently realized that they're sitting on a treasure trove of data concerning the performance levels of various ISPs, based on all that content Netflix is streaming. Rather than just keep it all internally, Netflix is starting to publish the data, showing how well certain ISPs perform, and highlighting how you generally get better performance out of cable than DSL.
This is smart on Netflix's part, as it actually does a nice job encouraging ISPs to improve their quality, knowing that they can tout these kinds of "independent" rankings to show their overall quality.

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    Anonymous Coward, 28 Jan 2011 @ 4:17pm

    Sigh. The color choices suck. I can't tell if I should tell Comcast to bite me or not or if it's Cablevision.

    Fair enough to tell inComPetentCast to bite me? Past history says 'YES!'

    - tech sitting in my living room for 3 hours waiting on Comcast dispatch to approve my already paid for HBO? check.
    - nearly a month to get a working HD box and having to return a STACK of non-functional ones on my own time? check.
    - calling to find a solution to my 'decided to rename your wireless network so that you can't use it anymore' and being told my router modem is no longer supported except it's not that at all and I found the fix on the internet somewhere else within 5 minutes? check.

    Yes. Bite me, Comcast. Bite me and choke.

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