Netflix is quickly becoming the black sheep of North American Internet Service Providers. According to some reports, Netflix accounts for more than 20% of North America’s peak Internet traffic. Thge service competes with ISP’s VoD offering while eating their bandwidth alive.
And today Netflix publicly published a high-level report of the major US ISP’s throughput performance. According to their report, none of the ISP reaches 2,800 Kbps. The content provider notes that their highest bitrate for HD is 4,800 Kbps. Ouch.
One thing they do not mention is the video quality of those streams. They seem to use some sort of Adaptive Streaming to prevent packet loss and so on, but do not indicate MOS or MDI scores, which is a bit lacking in their report. But again, they probably have these metrics in-house.