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by Mike Masnick


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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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    James, 28 Jan 2011 @ 4:38pm

    That's hardly fair to Verizon; cable is better than DSL, but FIOS is a million times better than cable. If they broke down Verizon FIOS and Verizon DSL, the DSL would be lower than the current red line and FIOS would be a mile above every other color on the chart. :)

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