Does not need to be – just a suggestion based on the thinking that these locales may have more dense populations and thus perhaps higher FTTH penetration for a longer period of time. But the data from any network will certainly have some interest.
I think going to other countries gets us a different market (ie less video content/quality, probably significantly less upload due to 384k rates, etc). I suppose if you’re trying to push an agenda it might be a good idea, but I can’t imagine a reason we’d want to compare other countries ****usage to the US. Just my opinion and thoughts.
The only “definition of broadband” we get is from the FCC which trickles down to the states.
Netflix has a different library in the US versus UK: https://surfshark.com/blog/netflix-uk-vs-us
Various countries have different speeds: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Internet_connection_speeds#Fixed_broadband
It’s hard to compare data when the underlying variables are different.
Netflix has a different library in the US versus UK: Which is better - Netflix US vs UK? - Surfshark
Practically, not sure this matters. There are a lot more titles on Netflix than we shall ever be able to view in our lifetime. Also, a title not available on Netflix in some country will be available via other means, if it's that good. Many of the good shows on Netflix are not Netflix originals.
But most importantly, the reason Netflix are doing well in non-U.S. markets is because they are producing content specifically for the markets they operate in, especially in the local language. Did you know "The Witcher" is based on Polish folklore?
I'd hazard that this is one of the biggest reasons of Netflix's success on a global scale, particularly in non-English speaking countries.
So no, I don't see the library as a factor.
Various countries have different speeds: List of countries by Internet connection speeds - Wikipedia
I am looking for the 384Kbps in that URL but can't seem to find it...
On the real though, you're probably better off jumping on a plane and going to see what's out there.
It's hard to compare data when the underlying variables are different.
As I said before, some of my worst Internet has not been in a developing country...