Netflix has released their monthly ranking of ISP streaming video performance, and not too surprisingly Comcast has seen huge gains in the rankings
after signing a new interconnection deal with Netflix back in February
. Comcast jumped a whopping six spots in the rankings to number five among major ISPs, and to number 28 if you view the extended list
, which includes smaller ISPs. Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, CenturyLink and Bright House Communications all fell one spot in the rankings.
According to Netflix, the ISP Speed Index culls data from 44 million Netflix members worldwide who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix each month.
"This month’s rankings are a great illustration of how performance can improve when ISPs work to connect directly to Netflix," stated the company. "In the US, the average speed on the Comcast network for Netflix streams is up 65 percent from 1.15Mbps in January to 2.5Mbps in March."
Granted, Netflix also just got done stating how being forced by major ISPs to strike direct interconnection deals is a potential threat to the health and well being of the very Internet
, so make of that what you will.