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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Not surprising
by werfu on Thu 3rd Nov 2011 15:39 UTC
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Totally not surprising. I'm a canadian suscriber and I've been more than pleased by their offer, even if we have less content than americans. They business model is simply better than conventional cable-TV. Moreover, with the OTA TV now gone digital and HD, my favorite generalist channel is available in better quality than cable. I simply switched to an unlimited DSL provider, dropped cable and went with a VoIP + dry loop setup. My total monthly cost for communications need : CAD 42$, less than half what I used to paid with Videotron!

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