Darn close to a third of all North American 'Net traffic is consumed by one concern and it ain't Baywatchjpegs.com. Nor is it Google or Facebook. It's Netflix!
That's right. Even though close to a million customers have bailed after price hikes, the video download service remains a bigger pig than Rosie O'Donnell and Kirstie Alley tag-teaming a Chinese buffet (and I've been known to put a dent in the pork Egg Foo Young tray).
My quick and dirty research shows that all this bandwidth isn't free -- Netflix pays its providers for the privilege of providing the products of Hollywood labor.
I'm not sure about the overall impact on the Internet, which is, after all, a shared network. Do my Pam Anderson downloads download more slowly due to Netflix? It your cloud app compromised by Kill Bill streams? I'd love to know.
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Posted by Doug Barney on 10/31/2011 at 1:18 PM
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