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Comcast Hops Two Spots in Netflix Rankings

Comcast was the biggest mover among major U.S. ISPs ranked by Netflix for the month of October, rising two spots, to number six on the list.

Comcast, the beneficiary of a paid interconnection deal with Netflix, produced an average Netflix streaming speed during peak times of 3.61 Mbps, versus 3.52 Mbps in the prior month.

Verizon  FiOS (3.75 Mbps) stayed on top with respect to major ISPs, followed by Cox (3.73 Mbps), Bright House Networks (3.72 Mbps), which inched past Cablevision Systems (3.71 Mbps.). Among this group Frontier (2.46 Mbps), CenturyLink (2.26 Mbps), Verizon DSL (2.12 Mbps) and Clearwire (1.31 Mbps) were at the bottom.

With smaller ISPs added, Grande Communications was tops (3.84 Mbps), followed by Midcontinent Communications, Verizon FiOS, EPB, Google Fiber, WideOpenWest, RCN and Cox. The bitrate range between these providers is small, but still provide bragging rights. 

Netflix also tracks ISPs in Canada, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom,  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, Australia, Japan and New Zealand.

Netflix  will add ISPs from Spain, Portugal and Italy to its rankings starting next month.