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Comcast tops Netflix Speed Index in US

Netflix has released December data from its Netflix ISP Speed Index – its monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime-time Netflix streaming experience.

In the US, Comcast achieved the No. 1 spot for the first time, increasing its average monthly speed in December to 3.84 Megabits per second (Mbps), up from 3.67 Mbps in November. CenturyLink also had a significant increase in speed, climbing to 2.79 Mbps from 2.55 Mbps in November.

In Canada, Telus – Fiber Optic moved up four spots to No. 5, delivering an average monthly speed of 3.46 Mbps, up from 3.13 Mbps in November. Telus – DSL moved up two spots to ninth place, increasing its speed to 3.28 Mbps in December from 3.05 Mbps in November. These speed increases helped Canada rise spots to 20th place in our country rankings.

Taiwan’s So-net moved into first place, increasing its average monthly speed to 3.40 Mbps in December from 2.83 Mbps the month prior. TFN rose two spots to 3rd place, with an average monthly speed of 2.98 Mbps, up from 2.81 Mbps in November. Hoshin Multimedia dropped three spots to fifth place in December, with speeds slowing to 2.71 Mbps from 2.95 Mbps in November.

In the Philippines, SKYCable moved up to No. 3, delivering an average monthly speed of 2.23 Mbps in December, compared with 1.85 Mbps in November.

Jamaica’s Digicel Play maintained first place and had a significant increase in average monthly speed to 3.42 Mbps in December, up from 3.00 Mbps in November.

Paraguay’s Tigo Star remained No. 1, but posted a significant gain in speed of 0.52 Mbps, increasing to 2.70 Mbps in December and bumping Paraguay up three spots in the overall country ranking to 41st place.

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