SoCal-based provider Bel Air Internet is now streaming 3D and Super-High Definition 1080p content to Netflix customers, making the company the first in Los Angeles to offer the high quality video options. Bel Air joined the Netflix Open Connect Network just this week, giving them direct access to Netflix’s own content delivery network (CDN).
ISPs that join Netflix’s Open Connect network (launched in 2012) can avoid having to share bandwidth over commercial content deliver networks that can get congested especially during peak hours of Netflix viewing. Netflix Super HD and 3D streams are currently exclusive to members of Open Connect.
Bel Air Internet hopes to expand the offerings into their Santa Clarita Valley and Orange County markets, therefore offering the advanced Netflix streams to their entire Southern California footprint.
“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.
Bel Air provides Internet and bundled services with DirecTV and phone service to residential and commercial businesses in Southern California. Bel Air’s Internet service gives customers full control over their own private fiber/wireless 10-gigabit network.
Other ISPs using Open Connect include Frontier, British Telecom, TDC, Clearwire, GVT, Telus, Bell Canada, Virgin, Cablevision, Google Fiber, and Telmex.