Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 04:09 UTC
Internet & Networking A new report confirms what you might have guessed. Netflix downloads hog nearly one third of the internet's bandwidth. "Netflix consumes 32.7 percent of the Internet's peak downstream traffic in North America, and ... continues to be the most powerful driver of evening traffic, and for that matter, of daily traffic overall." The report continues: "...despite some negative subscriber reaction to price hikes, Netflix has continued to increase its presence by adding 1 million U.S. subscribers since the Spring 2011 report, and by many measures Netflix rules North America's fixed access networks."
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Who pays for the bandwidth!?!?!
by robojerk on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 19:49 UTC
robojerk
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ISP's like to claim that Netflix uses their bandwidth without paying for it. However we need to remind the ISP that their subscriber's are the one that pays for it. If I pay for high bandwidth internet, it's to do things like stream video, VoIP, etc, etc...

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