Cox Stays Atop Netflix’s ISP Rankings

Charter Rises Two Spots in July
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Cox Communications remained on top of Netflix’s ISP Speed Index among top U.S. providers for the month of July.  

For the month, Cox supplied an average Netflix streaming speed (during primetime) of 3.62 Mbps, just ahead of Cablevision Systems (3.59 Mbps) and Verizon FiOS (3.54 Mbps).

Among other movers in the top 16, Charter Communications (3.46 Mbps) jumped two spots, to No. 4, just edging out Comcast (3.45 Mbps)  and Bright House Networks (3.42 Mbps).

Clearwire, the only U.S.-based wireless ISP ranked by Netflix in this grouping, remained at the bottom of the list, with an average of 1.19 Mbps, followed by Verizon DSL (1.9 Mbps) and CenturyLink (2.27 Mbps)

In Netflix’s expanded rankings, Google Fiber, at 3.82 Mbps, was tops, followed by Grande Communications (3.77 Mbps), Midcontinent Communications (3.70 Mbps), RCN and EPB (3.67 Mbps), and WideOpenWest (3.65 Mbps).

Among major ISPs, Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable have paid interconnection deals with Netflix (Bright House is taking advantage of the TWC-Netflix deal). U.S. ISPs known to be members of Open Connect, Netflix’s private content delivery network that relies on edge caches, include Cox Communications, RCN, WOW, Cablevision, and Suddenlink, among others.