Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable were the big gainers in Netflix’s ISP Speed Index for August, while Cox Communications maintained its overall lead among major broadband service providers.
Bright House rose two spots, to No. 4 on the list, with an average speed of 3.57 Mbps in August, up from 3.42 Mbps in the prior month. TWC jumped three spots, putting it just behind Bright House, with an average of 3.53 Mbps, up from 3.37 Mbps in July.
Among other movers, Verizon FiOS swapped spots with Cablevision Systems, to take the No. 2 slot on the list. Charter dropped two spots (to No. 6), as did Comcast (to No. 7)
With smaller ISPs factored in, Grande Communications and Google Fiber tied for August with an average Netflix streaming speed of 3.80 Mbps, followed by Midcontinent Communications (3.74 Mbps), EPB (3.73 Mbps), RCN (3.71 Mbps), and WideOpenWest (3.7 Mbps).
Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon also have paid interconnection deals with Netflix. Several US ISPs, including Cox, RCN, WOW, Cablevision and Suddenlink, are also members of Open Connect, Netflix’s private content delivery network that relies on edge caches.