Streaming content is becoming increasingly popular on the web, especially with services such as Blinkbox, Lovefilm and Netflix competing and offering great films and TV shows to everyone around the world.
The problem is, Internet Service Providers are struggling to keep up. Some smaller companies don’t have the infrastructure available to offer these services to everyone and speeds at peak times drop too much. Netflix has noticed this and they have decided to simply tell you which ISPs are the best for streaming content.
Google Fiber came out on top, which we aren’t really that shocked about. We have heard countless amazing reviews about it. Verizon and Comcast were close behind offering up to 2.19 megabits a second streaming speeds. This is more than enough to keep a decent stream going.
Further down the chart however we have some ISPs which may struggle to perform, especially when titles are being viewed in HD by the internet users. These services include Sprint and Tmobile. They need to work on their infrastructure or they are going to really struggle as more people turn to the internet for their visual movie and TV entertainment and expect to get access to it as easily as turning on the television. This isn’t the case when they are sitting around waiting for the movie to buffer and load.
Source: [The Next Web]