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Netflix Accounts For 37% of All Internet Traffic

Netflix eats up the largest chunk of bandwidth in the world.

The number one subscription video service has accounted for nearly 37% of all Internet bandwidth during peak periods in the United States for March, according to a new report. Netflix has boosted its share of Internet bandwidith in the last few months according to a Canadian bandwidth-management systems vendor. A typical Netflix video consumes more bandwidth than YouTUbe, Amazon and Hulu at peak hours, according to the new new report.
By comparison, for the same time periods, YouTube accounted for 15.6% of downstream Internet traffic, web browsing was 6%, Facebook was 2.7%, Amazon Instant Video was 2.0% and Hulu was 1.9%. While Amazon Instant Video still holds only a fraction of the bandwidth share Netflix, its share inched up from 1.9% a year ago; however, Amazon held 2.6% share of peak downstream traffic in the fall of 2014 report, a variation Sandvine attributed to seasonality. Dish Network’s Sling TV, a low-cost bundle of cable networks that launched in February, accounted for less than 1% of peak-period downstream traffic.
It is important to point out that Activision's release of downloadable countent pack "Ascendance" for "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare" accounted for 12% of Internet traffic. What do you think? Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting. Image credit:  Sukharevskyy Dmytro (nevodka) / Shutterstock.com

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