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Re: Google Fiber
said by silbaco:And without having their info, exactly how do you know what ISPs offer better quality service than the others?
Or not. If it had anything to do with quality, the last 6 ISPs listed wouldn't rank in the top 100. There are hundreds of providers with ftth in the US and many well run cable companies who would rank far above Clearwire in terms of quality. There are many who would rank higher than Google in terms of subscribers. But they don't help Netflix with their agenda so they are not listed.
If Netflix can tell the average speeds of these ISPs, they can surely tell the average speeds and quality of any ISP. Especially when they join CDN, which many small ISPs that can, do.
They are not going to rate every ISP in the country. I seriously doubt they are simply randomly making these results up.
And another thing. As someone who has used many ISP's both here and abroad ( South Korea, Vietnam, Kansas, Missouri, Louisiana ) I can say without a doubt Google fiber is by far the best ISP in terms of both speed and quality of service I've ever had the pleasure of using. ( COX comes a close second or third as well )
No doubt Google Fiber is a great quality service. I have yet to see a residential fiber service that isn't. That doesn't mean it should be ranked on the Netflix's chart. EPB is more than fast enough and has great service from what I hear. But they don't rank, despite probably having more subscribers than Google Fiber. My ISP has an extensive fiber network, is part of OpenCDN, and offers a Netflix experience no less than superb 24/7. They had more subscribers than Google Fiber when this chart started (might still) but they didn't rank. The point being, the chart is nothing but some game Netflix is playing to try to get the public mad at their ISPs. It is meaningless.
Yes its very meaningless.
But your extrapolation is that not being on the list is bad. Which I think is very incorrect.
Netflix is obviously ranking "popular" or recognizable ISP's. Google is probably at this point one of the most talked about ISP's on the net right now. Like them or not.