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Think your internet service provider is giving you a raw deal but don't have concrete evidence to support that theory? Netflix may be able to spell it out for you with its new ISP Speed Index.
Netflix has launched a dedicated ISP Speed Index, which tracks streaming video users around the world and reports back on which internet service provider is doing the best to keep up with its service.
"More than 33 million global members view over one billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix per month," the website reveals. "We use the data associated with the streaming experience to compare ISPs and give you monthly insight into which ISPs deliver the best Netflix experience."
While Netflix isn't yet available everywhere, for those in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway or Mexico, the ISP Speed Index could be a godsend when shopping for a new internet service provider.
Updated monthly, the Netflix ISP Speed Index chart is a living, breathing comparison of whose internet speeds are the most conducive to video streaming -- and how those providers are or are not improving as time goes on.
It's probably no surprise that the ultrafast Google Fiber now being enjoyed by Kansas City residents ranks at the top of the U.S. chart at this writing with an average speed of 3.35Mbps, while AT&T and Verizon DSL ranks at the bottom, bested only by Clearwire with a measly 1.25Mbps.
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