Multiple services operator Mediacom recently announced that they have completed their direct fiber connection to Netflix. This allows Mediacom to offer its customers better broadband performance for the world’s most popular streaming video service. The MSO revealed that it started moving its Netflix traffic over to fiber in July 2015, and completed the transition this past September. As a result, Mediacom moved up two places (to seventh overall) in Netflix’s September ISP Speed Index, with speeds averaging over 3.5 Mbps.
Mediacom’s executive VP of operations John Pascarelli noted that Netflix accounts for more than one-third of U.S. Internet traffic during peak hours. “As the leading provider of broadband services in the markets we serve, Mediacom recognized the importance of delivering a consistently robust and reliable Netflix experience to our growing customer base.” The company has also been searching for better methods to deliver the overwhelming demand for Netflix content, such as allowing customers to directly access the service from their TiVo-powered set-top boxes.