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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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    Anonymous Coward, 29 Jan 2011 @ 1:28am

    Also this is a reason why some European countries and most Asian countries will beat the U.S. again.

    They are building their infra-structure and keeping it open, so when that workforce starts to get online and services like medical assistance, education, accounting, maybe even legal advice can be done remotely from India,start to appear you can bet that Americans will find themselves in a very dark place to compete with all the other players.

    What will happen to all those white collar jobs when others are being competitive online and they cannot learn how to do it because somebody had the bright idea of limiting usage because of greed not technical problems?

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