Entertainment industry hub residents earn faster downloading speeds, less buffering and more reliability
LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2013 — Bel Air Internet joined the Netflix Open Connect Network this week, making it the first Internet Service Provider in Los Angeles to allow customers to stream Netflix content in 3D and Super-High Definition. The program also gives Bel Air Internet’s customers faster downloading speeds, less buffering and more reliability, particularly during peak viewing hours.
“We’re particularly aware that Los Angeles is the hub of the entertainment industry, and as such, the place more than anywhere else, whose residents and businesses demand premium online video streaming,” says Terry Koosed, President of Bel Air Internet. “We’re thrilled to be one of the only with the ability to offer it to them.” The Southern California based company provides premium Internet, television and telephone services to business and residential customers, including studios and post-production houses, as well as providing the Internet to live stream events such as the Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy Red Carpets.
In addition to improved streaming, ISP’s enrolled in the Open Connect network are the only ones able to deliver Netflix streaming Super HD and 3D content to their customers.
Because larger telecommunication behemoths such as AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner have not joined the Open Connect network, a trend has emerged across the country of smaller, boutique ISP’s such as Bel Air Internet stepping up to fill the gap for consumers. According to the first-ever regional snapshot report released by Netflix of the Boston Area, RCN, an east-coast regional provider that also recently joined Open Connect, boasted speeds for Netflix streams that outperformed all other Boston ISP’s, including AT&T and Comcast, by as much as 70 percent.
Bel Air Internet hopes to do the same for Los Angeles. “There’s no reason to believe we can’t have results like that in the Southern California region,” asserts Koosed. Bel Air Internet’s footprint expands to the Santa Clarita Valley and Orange County, allowing those BAI customers access to Netflix Super HD, as well.
The Netflix Open Connect network is a system that allows ISPs to connect directly with Netflix to stream on-demand content more efficiently. Without Open Connect, ISPs can still stream Netflix content, but the connection is an indirect one, generally going over shared and congested Internet backbones which can result in buffering and download issues.
More about Bel Air Internet:
Bel Air Internet is a fully integrated communications provider that provides a triple-play of services including high speed internet, DirecTV and telephone services to residential properties, hotels and businesses throughout Southern California. With full control over their own private fiber/wireless 10-gigabit network, Bel Air Internet can provide exclusive guaranteed internet speeds (not available by other providers), as well as temporary services for events and conferences and their exclusive “volume knob” that allows businesses to turn up their speeds with a moment’s notice as business demands require. Top quality services in conjunction with concierge quality customer service is the cornerstone of Bel Air Internet.
More about Netflix:
Netflix is the world’s leading Internet television network with more than 37 million members in 40 countries enjoying more than one billion hours of TV shows and movies per month, including original series. For one low monthly price, Netflix members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any Internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.