Netflix Releases Canada ISP Speed Index for May, Rogers No Longer Ranks Last [PIC]


Last month Netflix finally added Canada to its ISP speed index and the results showed Rogers in the last spot, which had customers accusing the carrier of throttling Netflix speeds, which it denied, stating over and over it had “doubled Netflix capacity” after those tests were performed.

Today marks the release of the Netflix ISP Speed Index for May, and this time the results show Rogers did have an increase in its ranking, moving from an average speed of 1.67Mbps in April to 2.52Mbps in May, a 51% increase:

Canada: No change to the top three, but TekSavvy, Allstream and Rogers all climbed two spots in the rankings with Rogers showing the biggest average speed improvement.


University of Ottawa law professor Michael Geist believed the Rogers response last month at the time “suggest[ed] that it knew that the service was being slowed by insufficient capacity.”

The chart above notes Rogers jumped up a couple spots while Telus went down one spot, along with Bell Canada’s DSL service.

Netflix says their ISP Speed Index “is based on data from the more than 48 million Netflix members worldwide who view over 1 billion hours of TV shows and movies streaming from Netflix each month.”

The speeds listed in the chart portray the average internet performance of all Netflix streams on an ISP’s network which the company says “are an indicator of the performance typically experienced across all users on an ISP network.”

Rogers, Telus and Bell have been part of the Netflix Open Connect network since early 2013. Rogers customers–have you noticed any performance differences in Netflix lately?

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Thanks Elijah


  • Mike Fradette

    Talked to Netflix to have them add Northwestel to the list…would love to see where they rank

  • hub2

    Netflix on Rogers was definitely an issue 2-3 months ago, where it couldn’t even maintain signal for standard definition content, and took a minute to even start a stream (before it degraded to sub-SD less than 10 seconds in). Didn’t use Netflix for awhile, then after the last rankings came out I tried again and sure enough, it had improved a lot and I could actually stream in HD again.

    Maybe Rogers did add capacity just after the last survey was done, but after enduring poor Netflix quality for several months before that, they deserved to get a very public embarrassment of being ranked dead last.

  • Tim

    My Fido LTE (Rogers network), clocks in around 20-30mbps, blazingly fast. I wish I had enough data transfer to make it my only provider. Once in awhile my friend downloads the latest Game of Thrones episodes over their network and they arrive in under a minute or two.

  • Kyle

    Are Allstream and MTS the same, or did MTS not even make the list?