“Movie and TV streaming site Netflix is now the single biggest source of internet traffic in the US, according to research,” BBC News reports.
“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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