“The data, gathered by network monitoring firm Sandvine, showed that in March the site accounted for 29.7% of downstream traffic at peak times,” The Beeb reports. “That is more than web browsing and peer-to-peer file sharing… Even at off peak times Netflix accounted for a 22% average traffic share over a 24 hour period.”
The Beeb reports, “Experts warned that as the trend grows, internet service providers will face costly upgrades to satisfy demand.”
“In Europe, such streaming accounts for 33.2% of internet traffic, a percentage which has been rising for the past three years,” The Beeb reports. “Netflix is not available in the UK, but Sandvine said that the BBC iPlayer – the biggest streamer of commercial content in the UK – has a 6.6% share of peak traffic.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "DogGoneToo" for the heads up.]