Netflix: Google Fiber is 'most consistently fast ISP in America'

Summary:Netflix showers praise for Google Fiber amid releasing numbers for the top ISPs during November.

Netflix has released a list ranking the major Internet Service Providers in the United States running its service -- and Google Fiber is at the top of the heap.

Ken Florance, vice president of content delivery at Netflix, lavished praise for the Internet giant in a blog post on Tuesday, describing Google Fiber as "the most consistently fast ISP in America, according to actual user experience on Netflix streams in November."

Everyone else didn't get quite the same attention. Here's more:

Broadly, cable shows better than DSL. AT&T U-verse, which is a hybrid fiber-DSL service, shows quite poorly compared to Verizon Fios, which is pure fiber. Charter moved down two positions since October. Verizon mobile has 40% higher performance than AT&T mobile.

To put this all into perspective, Florance specified that Netflix's user base of approximately 30 million members streams more than one billion hours of Netflix content per month.

Thus, he asserted that this data should be considered "very reliable" in how it compares ISPs in terms of real world performance.

Here is Netflix's full list of the top 21 Internet Service Providers running the online rental service during the month of November 2012:


Image via The Official Netflix Blog: U.S. & Canada

Topics: Google, Networking, Developer


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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