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Readers react to the news that streaming Netflix content accounts for a third of the U.S. Internet traffic:

If it wasn't Netflix, it would be someone else. Video streaming is the wave of the future, so without better codecs it will just be that way.
-GB

Does this really use more than You Tube? So far my ISP hasn't changed to caps, so it doesn't really matter that much to me. I haven't noticed any slowdowns because at the same time our ISP increased bandwidth and speeds. This is even after I noticed our neighbors are using Netflix where the previous owner did not.
-Anonymous

How is this news? Netflix is the bandwidth hog -- what about those of using it. Or, is it just easier to make Netflix the villain? Kind of like saying the Mexican drug lords are the bad guys. Why pick on the Americans buying the drugs?
-Anonymous

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Posted by Doug Barney on 11/02/2011 at 1:18 PM


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