Netflix performance on Verizon FiOS dropped another 17 percent in June
Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can't catch a break. While Comcast subscribers saw near-immediate speed improvements after Netflix paid for a direct connection to the Comcast network, Netflix performance on Verizon remains poor -- and it's getting worse.
Comcast spent months preparing network connections with Netflix -- Verizon didn't. Netflix's latest ISP speed rankings show that the average prime time streaming speed on Verizon FiOS dropped from 1.9Mbps in May to 1.58Mbps in June, a decline of 17 percent. Verizon DSL dropped from 1.05Mbps to 0.91Mbps, a decrease of 13 percent.
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