Ookla Says Cable Had Fastest Broadband Downloads

Cable operators delivered the fastest average broadband download speeds in 2011, according to data from independent testing firm Ookla. For the year, the six fastest domestic residential Internet service providers were Comcast, Charter Communications, Cablevision Systems, Time Warner Cable and Insight Communications. Ookla uses the Net Index service for its rankings, which has measured hundreds of millions of individual user tests through its Speedtest.net website. Comcast and Charter delivered average download speeds of 17.19 Megabits per second, followed by Cablevision at 16.40 Mbps, Cox at 15.76 Mbps, TWC at 14.41 Mbps and Insight at 14.22 Mbps.


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