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Magnet broadband ranked the fastest in Ireland by Netflix

Magnet broadband offers the fastest broadband speeds on average in Ireland according to the latest Netflix ISP Speed Index

The Irish internet provider, Magnet has recently been ranked by Netflix, the hugely popular online movie and TV streaming service, as the provider with the fastest internet speeds in Ireland.

This announcement comes as a result of the latest statistics on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, a site that details the best average performance of all Netflix streams on each ISPs network.

Internet service providers in Ireland were ranked third best globally after the US and UK. UPC Ireland and Digiweb were ranked second and third in Ireland on the Netflix ISP Speed Index, after Magnet.

This is a sharp contrast from the launch of the speed index and shows great improvements in speed and reliability made by Magnet and other Irish providers. With the launch of Netflix Super HD, this announcement ensures Magnet as a very popular choice for Irish broadband consumers.

The Netflix speed index features internet speed data gathered from its 33 million subscribers and sorted to find which providers rank among the fastest broadband services for Netflix.

The CEO of Magnet Mark Kellett, commented on this announcement and said “Magnet has consistently raised the bar in Ireland’s broadband market. With nowhere near the major marketing budgets of the bigger players it comes down to real world endorsements from reputable companies like Netflix, and Magnet’s own customers, to make others more aware of our great service. In our commitment to deliver the best service and challenge the market we have made a conscious decision to invest more in our network than advertising with our customers reaping the rewards, we like to let our network quality do the talking.”

Over the coming months, Magnet is expected to rank higher on the speed index thanks to the roll out of ‘fatpipe broadband’ throughout Ireland. This will allow for speeds ranging from 60-70Mb which should help to solidify Magnets position as one of the best internet service providers for Netflix customers in Ireland.

The fatpipe broadband network will be available to 500,000 homes in 2013 and approximately 1.2 million homes nationwide when completed.

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