YouTube has released a Video Quality Report which rates Internet service providers based on how well they stream their videos.
Reports Chris Welch of The Verge, “You’ll know which ISPs are faring best because they’re labeled as ‘HD Verified.’ This means that customers can expect reliable streams of at least 720p; apparently setting the bar at 1080p was too great of a challenge for these companies to meet. …If you can only successfully watch videos at a resolution of 360p, your ISP is offering what YouTube describes as standard definition. But some internet providers are apparently doing even worse than that; the worst designation of “lower definition” is reserved for ISPs plagued by stuttering video and buffering — even when you’re trying to watch something at less than 360p quality.”
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