As with Superstorm Sandy, a power outage again caused most of Northeasterners’ loss of cable services as massive snowstorm Nemo hit the region. But unlike Sandy, service recovery is expected to be a lot quicker, and damages to providers’ infrastructure appeared to be minimal. That was partly thanks to ops’ prep work, put to test after the FCC’s first Sandy hearing just days before Nemo. Here are reports from all the major MVPDs affected by the storm.

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Cablevision’s Optimum service topped other MVPDs as the best and fastest Netflix viewing experience provider, according to Netflix’s Jan ISP rankings. Guess who ranked #1?

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