Sat. Sep 30th, 2023
The Improving Speed of Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

The average difference in speed provided by ISPs from the highest monthly score has seen a significant improvement over the past three years, with a decrease from 0.64 to 0.35 Mbps. This information is based on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, which offers a monthly update on the ISPs that offer the best prime time Netflix streaming experience.

In August, Hong Kong and Singapore were the only two regions to be ranked in the top performance tier, with an average speed of 3.4 Mbps.

In terms of specific ISPs, two of them showed an increase of 0.2 Mbps compared to the results from July. Royal Cable in the Philippines improved its speed from 2.8 to 3.0 Mbps, while Saigontourist Cable Television in Vietnam saw its speed rise from 2.4 to 2.6 Mbps.

Fortunately, there were no significant drops in ISP speeds or notable changes to country averages for the month of August.

It is encouraging to see that the overall quality of internet speeds provided by ISPs has been improving over the years. This is particularly important for streaming services like Netflix, where a fast and reliable internet connection is crucial for a seamless viewing experience.

As technology continues to advance, it is hoped that ISPs will continue to invest in improving their infrastructure and speed capabilities. Providing faster internet speeds is beneficial not only for streaming services but also for other online activities, such as gaming, video conferencing, and file downloads.

Efforts should be made to ensure that customers receive the best internet experience possible, and the improvement in ISP speeds is certainly a step in the right direction.