said by dvd536:From Netflix regarding that number
even fios subs average 2500kbps on the service.
These ratings reflect the average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISP. The average is well below the peak performance due to many factors including home Wi-Fi, the variety of devices our members use, and the variety of encodes we use to deliver the TV shows and movies we carry. Those factors cancel out when comparing across ISPs, so these relative rankings are a good indicator of the consistent performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network and a great way to see which ISPs offer the best Netflix experience.
The 2500kbps isn't what the ISP throttles the stream to, or otherwise support. It's what the stream needs across all their streams, and then what the connection can support.