I'm sure its trivial for an internal employee to pull up solarwinds or whatever, but I'd be curious to see if these ISPs are merely running above normal, running hot, barely hanging on with intermittent "isp brownouts" etc.
This is probably a pipe dream but not gonna get any questions answered if I don't ask.
Then you go to Germany and it's mass of DSL (and some areas cable). I wonder what happened or why?
- The main ISP of Germany is Deutsche Telekom, a formerly state-owned company that was privatized ~25 years ago, which Germany still holds stock in
- In the past Telekom was awarded big contracts to expand broadband access across the country
- Telekom is/was really slow at fulfilling those contracts, and at the same time behaves in an anti-competitive manner towards any independent ISPs that try to fill the void
- The government doesn't punish any of that behaviour like they rarely do with a big German company, even more so with privatized ones that they have a stake in
To also be fair towards Telekom a bit, Germany is a very decentralized country, which is a boon in a lot of situations, but also challenging for any infrastructure projects. Part of the contracts was that they also have to expand broadband access in all rural parts of Germany.
There are some issues at play here:
1. This ISP in particular has extremely weird peering rules, they only do paid private peering (more expensive than other transit providers) and even deny access to Tier 1 networks. For a long time YouTube was almost unusable due to weird routing - they even had a website explaining why YouTube was broken (Google doesn't want to pay crycry). Same with several popular gameservers. Due to their market position they are completely fine with being the bully.
2. They have their own streaming and TV offer so they don't have many reasons for making the Netflix experience better.
This information might be outdated, I don't live in Germany anymore and it seems that they now have some sort of partnership with Netflix.
Don't know about any ISPs that do this.