Netflix members in the Greater Boston area receive the very best streaming experience if they subscribe to RCN, according to the first Regional Netflix ISP Speed Index Snapshot published today by Netflix Inc., the world’s leading Internet television network.
In the second quarter of 2013, the average speeds for Netflix streams on the RCN network outperformed other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) by as much as 70%, says Netflix.
This means that those Netflix members who were also RCN customers enjoyed better picture quality, quicker access to their favorite TV shows and movies, and more reliable playback delivered via the Internet from Netflix, especially during peak viewing hours.
“When it comes to getting a great Internet connection in your home, our first Regional Netflix ISP Speed Index Snapshot clearly shows that a bigger ISP isn’t always a better ISP,” said Greg Peters, chief streaming and partnerships officer at Netflix. “RCN delivers a very impressive connection, offering equal or better quality than what fiber to the home delivers.”
“At RCN our goal is to provide a superior customer experience through a platform that offers cutting edge technology. That includes providing top quality, reliable Internet to our customers at speeds up to 75Mbps,” said Jeff Carlson, vice president and general manager at RCN.
Regional Netflix ISP Speed Index Snapshot
The Regional Netflix ISP Speed Index Snapshot is an expansion of the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a Web site launched in March that ranks large domestic and international ISPs based on Netflix performance.
Located at http://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/, the Netflix ISP Speed Index is based on real world data from Netflix members and an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.
The Regional Snapshots provide much more specific insight for a given market, allowing consumers to compare performance when choosing an ISP.