Netflix has re-run the numbers comparing video-streaming performance across 13 US broadband providers – breaking out Verizon and AT&T’s fiber-based services from DSL – and found that FiOS Internet clearly beats cable.
Verizon’s FiOS Internet delivered 2.5 Megabits per second over a 60-day period, ending September 25th , according to Netflix’s measurements. The video-subscription company bases the data on internal metrics gathered from network endpoints.
Clustered in the 2.2 to 2.4 Mbps tier over the same period were several cable operators — including Charter Communications, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cable One and Cox Communications — as well as AT&T’s U-verse Internet service. Suddenlink Communications averaged less than 2.2 Mbps.