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Netflix: Leave Some Bandwidth for Us

I was a fan of Netflix until it split its service in two and jacked up prices. With cable, DVDs, a DVR and a cellar full of VHS tapes, I guess I don't need Netflix after all. The Internet could also do without Netflix as a staggering one-third of all 'Net traffic is actually Netflix traffic.

The scary part is that Netflix and such services are still in their infancy. Add video, VoIP, mobile and cloud apps, and you can see the strain our favorite network is under.

Telecom and network providers continue to beef up the Internet, and IT is adding WAN bandwidth like mad, but how can we keep up? You tell me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/01/2011 at 12:47 PM


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