Verizon, Comcast Broadband Drop In Speed Rankings

Verizon FiOS and Comcast each dropped a notch in the Netflix rankings of the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with the fastest speeds. The April rundown has FiOS at sixth and Comcast at 8th -- as Charter and Mediacom leapfrogged them, respectively.

Google Fiber, which only has a limited number of homes in the Kansas City area, finished first again with an average speed of 3.41 Mbps, which was down slightly from 3.45 in March.

Even as FiOS and Comcast fell in the rankings, the data shows that their average speeds both increased. Charter passing FiOS and Mediacom jumping Comcast made for the only two ISPs to climb in the rankings.

Among the providers with considerable scale, Cablevision remained in the lead and boosted its average speed in April to 2.41 Mbps from 2.39 the month before. Cox and Suddenlink continued behind Cablevision in overall third and fourth place, respectively.

Time Warner Cable finished 9th again, but boosted its average speed from 2.05 Mbps to 2.08, while AT&T U-verse remained in 11th place, but also increased its average speed to 2.0 Mbps from 1.97.

Netflix says the data comes from the average performance of Netflix streams on a particular ISP, but are “an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users.”



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