http://techblog.netflix.com/2011/01/netflix-performance-on-top-isp-networks.htmlIn the metric below, we’re filtering for titles that have HD streams available, and for devices capable of playing HD streams (which also filters out mobile networks), to highlight what’s achievable in terms of HD performance on the various ISP networks. As you can see, Charter is in the lead for US streams with an impressive 2667 kilobits per second average over the period. Rogers leads in Canada with a whopping 3020 kbps average.
Interesting numbers. I hope Netflix continues to publish these numbers because consumers might pay attention to them which, in turn, would cause ISPs to want to improve their own service.
If things work out well Netflix (and similar services) publishing these numbers will do to internet performance what PC games did to PC performance.