TORONTO – Bell is first and Rogers ranks last in Netflix’s first Canadian comparison of connection speeds.
Users accessing Netflix through Bell’s fibre optic network in April had an average speed of 3.19 megabits per second, while Rogers’ average speed was just 1.67 Mbps, according to the streaming company.
The overall average speed across all Canadian ISPs was 2.52 Mbps, which was faster than what American users got but slower than the average connections of most European countries.
The average U.S. speed was 2.33 Mbps while it was 3.49 Mbps in the Netherlands, 3.21 Mbps in Sweden and 3.167 Mbps in Denmark.
Second fastest on the Canadian list of ISPs was Bell Aliant (fibre optic network), followed by Shaw, Videotron, Cogeco, Eastlink, TekSavvy, Distributel, Telus, Bell (DSL), Allstream, SaskTel and Bell Aliant (DSL).
© The Canadian Press, 2014