Netflix Now Comprises A Full 1/3rd Of The Internet Traffic In North America - HotHardware
Netflix Now Comprises A Full 1/3rd Of The Internet Traffic In North America

Netflix Now Comprises A Full 1/3rd Of The Internet Traffic In North America

If there was any doubt about Netflix’s huge popularity in North America, consider that according to a new report from Sandvine, the streaming video service accounts for more than one-third of all Internet traffic.

Netflix was responsible for 31.6% of traffic, but with a bump to Super HD (4K) content for users, it’s already boosted that number to 34.2%.

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Perhaps of even greater significance is the fact that “cord cutter” types who rely on services like Netflix as opposed to traditional pay TV are responsible for a whopping 54% of all monthly network traffic. These folks consume an average of 212GB of data every month and watch the equivalent of 100 hours of content every month.

How does that compare to average users? It’s roughly seven times more than the 29GB per month than a typical user.
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The surprising part isn't that they have 1/3 of traffic for streaming video, the surprising part is that Netflix doesn't have enough digital content to keep 1/3 of americans logged into it!!! I cancelled my account when they struck a deal with Verizon to increase speeds. Has it affected me? Not at al since before I cancelled I had watched everything there was to watch and netflix takes soooooo long to add new content and when it does there are very few new addictions and several of those have always been featured on netflix before. Basically the average person only needs to subscribe to netflix maybe 2 months out of the year to watch things like House of Cards of Orange is the New Black, the other 10 months you can cancel unless you like watching reruns over and over and over and... Orrrrrrrr do what I do, borrow someone else's account to watch those 2 shows once a year.

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Thats a pretty bold statement using extremely loose terms. 33% of traffic, ok so 33% of people using the Internet in the states or 33% of the entire internet networking capacity? Now im sure comcast would like you to believe its the second one...

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Then Comcast should charge Netflix for using all the bandwidth and not the regular user.

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They do. But then Netflix ups the price to compensate.

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