Netflix recently unveiled its latest ISP streaming performance report, covering both domestic and international markets. Here in the United States, Verizon continued to lead the way with an average speed of 3.5 Mbps, followed closely by Cablevision and Cox. The top ten ISPs are fairly bunched between 3.5 and 3.0 Mbps; the drop off occurs with Windstream, which tops out at 2.22 Mbps, and tumbles all the way down to Clearwire, which moseys along at a sedate 1.1 Mbps.
Netflix also announced during a recent earnings call that a redesigned GUI is in the offing, which should begin to roll out later this year. The company also said that it will start sending out encrypted streams in 2015. According to the company’s Director of Streaming Standards, Mark Watson: “We intend to roll out HTTPS support over the coming year – for both our site and the content itself – starting with desktop browser tests at scale this quarter.”