Netflix Sucks Up 20 Percent of Peak Internet Bandwidth
Published at 2:57 PM PDT on Oct 22, 2010 | Updated at 3:00 PM PDT on Oct 22, 2010
Just how popular is Netflix's streaming video service?
Well, a new study shows that Netflix accounts for 20 percent of peak internet bandwidth in the country. That is a lot of bandwidth!
The news comes a day after Netflix's streaming capabilities went down for several hour.
Apparently, Netflix streaming is highest between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., which makes sense. People like watching stuff at night! So if your Internet gets slow around then, you know who to blame.
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