Briefly: Netflix keeps a keen eye on US internet service providers, advising customers who will give them the best speeds. Netflix will tonight release its official rankings for Australian ISPs.
The Netflix ISP rankings, due out tonight, calculates the "average prime time bitrate for Netflix content streamed to...members during a particular month".
Here's how it's calculated:
For 'speed' we measure, in megabits per second (Mbps), the average bitrate for Netflix content streamed by Netflix members per ISP. We measure speed across all available devices.
Excluded from our measurements across all ISP networks are a small number of plans, devices for which we cannot record accurate bitrates and streaming over identified mobile networks.
The speed shown on the Netflix ISP Speed Index is not a measurement of an ISP’s maximum network throughput or capacity.
Keep an eye on the Netflix blog at around 11pm (AEST) tonight for the rankings. For those who don't want to stay up late, we'll cover them in the morning! [Netflix Blog]
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