Internet users in North Carolina who pay for fiber-based ISP North State will now have a direct connection to Netflix. The ISP says it has been optimized for the streaming video giant, giving North State users higher quality video and faster startup on the site.
North State now connects to Netflix through its Open Connect content delivery network. Others ISPs such as Google Fiber, British Telecom, Virgin, and Cablevision also link up to Netflix’s Open Connect. This means that people using such providers experience some Netflix titles in Ultra HD 4k, with many more available in 1080p high definition.
“Rather than have the Netflix experience go through regional or national networks, North State Internet customers now have a direct connection to Netflix content that ensures superior viewing and more extensive content,” said North State’s president and CEO, Royster Tucker III, in a statement.
North State’s fiber-optic network also serves as a cloud service provider. It operates in North Carolina.