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Netflix is king of bandwidth in North America

Kai Ryssdal Nov 20, 2014
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Final Note

Netflix is king of bandwidth in North America

Kai Ryssdal Nov 20, 2014
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The latest figures from the Canadian networking company Sandvine show Netflix accounts for 35 percent of all the bandwidth usage during peak periods in North America.

As Quartz points out, there are a few caveats to the data. For one, “peak periods” means mostly at night when we’re home watching stuff. Also, the report doesn’t account for internet usage on cell phones.

Netflix’s closest competitor is YouTube, which accounts for about 14 percent of the bandwidth. Not to mention it clobbers other video streaming services like Amazon Video (2.58 percent) and Hulu (1.41 percent).

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