Verizon FiOS tops Netflix ISP rankings

DetailsMichelle Clancy | 10 February 2015

Netflix has released January data for its ISP Speed Index, which shows which ISPs provide the best primetime Netflix streaming experience.

In the US, Verizon FiOS narrowly held onto the top spot, with Cablevision close enough that both ISPs posted an average speed of 3.43Mbps when rounded. Bright House (3.32Mbps), Cox (3.28Mbps) and Comcast (3.21Mbps) rounded out the top five of the Speed Index.

There was much movement in Canada's January rankings, however, with Shaw dropping two spots to No 6 with an average speed of 3.34Mbps, and SaskTel rising two spots to No 4 with an average speed of 3.35Mbps. TekSavvy also fell, coming in No 13 with an average speed of 2.91Mbps.

In Chile, GTD reclaimed the No 1 position, posting an average speed of 3.19Mbps. That displaced VTR, whose average speed slipped to 3.06Mbps from 3.17Mbps in December.

In France, Bouygues Telecom topped the ranking for the first time, providing an average speed of 3.74Mbps in January. Numericable, which had held the top spot since Netflix launched there in September, came in a close second with an average speed of 3.73Mbps.