Netflix says Netherlands has the fastest broadband

The video-streaming company ranks the European country No. 1 when it comes to streaming speed, thanks to its Internet service providers.

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Netflix has crowned the Netherlands as the country with the fastest video-streaming times, the company said in a blog post Monday.

After crunching its November Internet service provider data, Netflix determined that the European country really does have the fastest broadband. A faster connection means better picture quality and less interruptions. The company made the declaration when it launched the service in the Netherlands in September , and it says it now has the data to prove it.

Its November "Netflix ISP Speed Index," a monthly ranking of which service provider powers the best Netflix streaming, included the Netherlands for the first time. The country's broadband speed averages 3.16Mbps. Runners-up Sweden and Denmark followed with 2.83Mbps and 2.8Mbps, respectively. Mexico ranks last in its listings at 1.77Mbps, just below Ireland and the US. You can see the rest of the ranks here.

The index is based on data from the more than 40 million Netflix members, viewing over 1 billion hours each month. It looks at 17 Internet service providers, including Google Fiber, SuddenLink, Verizon, AT&T, and Clearwire. In the US, which had an overall average of 1.9Mbps, Google Fiber remains No. 1, with an average speed of 3.59Mbps, while Clearwire comes in last with 0.96Mbps.

Netflix's November 2013 Internet service provider rankings. Netflix

 

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