Even with Turnbull's NBN, Australian ISPs are getting faster

New Netflix speed index has good news all 'round, but Foxtel-owner Telstra is still last

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Netflix's Australian ISP Speed Index has updated gain to reflect October performance and the good news is there's good news no matter which ISP you use.

As the chart below shows (click here to embiggen), all the ISPs the video-streamer rates are doing better.

Netflix Australia ISP Speed Index October 2015

The table below shows the trend in a numerical light.

Provider Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014 Jan 2015 Feb 2015 Mar 2015 Apr 2015 May 2015 Jun 2015 Jul 2015 Aug 2015 Sep 2015 Oct 2015
Optus 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.27 3.24 3.28 3.27 3.34 3.41 3.5
TPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.36 3.38 3.34 3.3 3.36 3.4 3.45
iiNet 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.24 3.36 3.36 3.32 3.35 3.38 3.42
Exetel 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.56 2.74 2.8 2.91 2.98 2.98 3.11
Dodo/Primus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.39 2.64 2.92 2.89 3 3.07
Telstra 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.23 2.32 2.09 2.05 2.23 2.69 2.83

Telstra remains in last place. And also remains a half-owner of pay television outfit Foxtel which stands to suffer as Netflix attracts customers. The Big T can at least claim to be the biggest improver for October.

Another Foxtel rival is Optus, which last week nabbed broadcast rights to English Premier League football, an offering it thinks will attract new subscribers on all platforms. To succeed with that strategy, Optus will need speedy downloads. It therefore comes as no surprise that Optus' download speeds are the best Netflix can find.

Game on. ®

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