Can You Really “Netflix and Chill”?

Internet Service Partners is constantly following the topic of Net Neutrality and how it applies to our current customers. As advocates for allowing our customers to receive the …

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Internet Service Partners is constantly following the topic of Net Neutrality and how it applies to our current customers. As advocates for allowing our customers to receive the best speeds possible, we often get the question: “How do I know if I am being throttled or not”? After all, nobody wants to be interrupted during a session of “Netflix and Chill”. For those customers who might be concerned, Netflix recently released an article about current rankings among internet service providers.

What is the Netflix ISP Speed Index? 

According to the article, “The Netflix ISP Speed Index is a measure of prime time Netflix performance on particular ISPs (internet service providers) around the globe, and not a measure of overall performance for other services/data that may travel across the specific ISP network.” This comes at a great time when customers are told they will be able to order internet at an “up to X mbps” service option but really, how much are they getting? This is a great way that Netflix can create exposure for the brands who are promoting their streaming service and, in turn, helping their customers have a positive experience.

Why Should I Care About the Netflix ISP Speed Index? 

Although this is the first time we have reported on this on Internet Service Partners, it appears that this is a an ongoing leaderboard that Netflix is running. This continues to show month-over-month who is top performing and who is improving their service. In the example below, you can view what Verizon FiOS is doing. FiOS is the fiber internet built on the Verizon network. You can see that their current average speed 3.75 is about .09 faster than their previous reported speed on the last leaderboard. Verizon has gone up by +1. This helps you see the type of connection (Fiber, Cable, DSL, Satellite, Wireless) and the type of ISP associated with the speed. What a great idea from Netflix to break it down.

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(Source: ISPspeedindex.Netflix.com)

How Do I Receive Faster Internet? 

Great question. At Internet Service Partners, we look to find you the fastest internet available in your area by a simple zip code lookup. Click here or the banner below to check for service.

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