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Netflix (NFLX +2.9%) looks a little more formidable with Sandvine’s new Global Internet...

Netflix (NFLX +2.9%) looks a little more formidable with Sandvine’s new Global Internet Phenomena Report highlighting the impressive percentage of residential downstream traffic the company now boasts. A bit of a bandwidth hog, Netflix now accounts for 33% of all downstream traffic which is more than double YouTube's mark and leaves Facebook, Hulu, and Amazon in the dust.
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  • GoochyPuppy
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    And guess who pays for "half" of that traffic (i.e., the traffic on the "last-mile" to your home)? The ISP's of course (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, ...) ... who just happen to be in competition with Netflix (cable TV and on-demand movies).
    7 Nov 2012, 02:53 PM Reply Like
  • dgulick
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    I think part of Netflix share price rise since the election is due to this issue, as Obama is a big advocate of net neutrality. In fact, Comcast is being investigated by the DOJ over their data cap treatments, as they currently don't count their own streaming services in the usage, but do count Hulu, Netflix, etc, which is a clear violation of the legal commitments they agreed to in order to alleviate anti-trust concerns with its NBC acquisition.
    9 Nov 2012, 10:23 AM Reply Like
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