Netflix dominates U.S. net traffic, grabs 30 percent of total bandwidth

The International Business Times reports that according to new research, movie and TV streaming site Netflix has become the biggest source of internet traffic in the U.S., accounting for 29.7 percent of downstream internet traffic during peak times. The Sandrive Research report said that in October, Netflix accounted for 20 percent of peak downstream traffic. However, according to experts, the growing trend of streaming is likely to cost more to internet service providers in terms of upgrades to satisfy demand. Not only peak times, Netflix accounted for a 22 percent average traffic share over a 24 hour period even at off peak hours. Streaming of video and audio is responsible for 49.2 percent of peak time internet congestion in the U.S., the report said…

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