Study: Netflix Hogs Up 32.7% of Internet Bandwidth

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[citation][nom]ickarumba1[/nom]I'm surprised that torrenting doesn't take up a lot of bandwidth.[/citation]

In canada they throttle that type of file transfer
 

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It shouldn't matter what I use my internet for, I pay for it, I should be able to use it for whatever I want. Unfortunately since I have AT&T I only get 150GB of it a month, (which I routinely exceed or come close to exceeding) which really stinks.
 

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[citation]AT&T's bandwidth grab, when it comes to its claims that services like Netflix gobble up tons of it, we have to admit they have a point.[/citation]

I don't see their point!?!?!?! They (AT&T) have no problem gobbling up our money.
 

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]L3 has already gone after Comcast for all the bandwidth Netflix users are using. People who use so much data should pay more.[/citation]

When I signed up for Bellsouth, my internet was supposed to be unlimited. Not my fault that the ISP changed the rules after I signed up. Besides, if I go over my cap, I do, indeed, pay more.
 

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Bittorrent is pretty darn convenient. I'll take that over netflix any day. True bluray quality available and free!!
If you want to fill up a 4TB hard drive of all the TV shows and movies you've ever wanted to watch, go with CenturyLink, no problems downloading Terabytes a month. No phone calls. But their upload speeds suck.
 

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[citation][nom]inthere[/nom]Funny the real time entertainment apps had no mention of WOW, I bet that and just online gaming period take a huge chunk[/citation]

Um, no.

Gaming takes tiny amounts of bandwidth to work actually.
 

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[citation][nom]Kami3k[/nom]Um, no. Gaming takes tiny amounts of bandwidth to work actually.[/citation]

Correct, it only requires good ping times, not huge capacity.
 

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[citation][nom]altikal[/nom]alidan...Less time downloading porn. More time getting a girlfriend springs to mind.[/citation]
meh, i dont look good, dont have money to attract someone who does, and wont settle for whats in my league.
 
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On another subject, the worst thing about the internet is that most networking algoritms and protocols are so old that they bring up more than double the latancy and lower download/upload speed/efficiency. This was written by many people and still we remain in the dark as of why we are still running on these ancient technologies.

Until this improves, internet will remain the lag show. - for example, click go on google, search something, note the time taken for the search (very low) and then note the time taken to load the whole page (high considering it contains just text). Now go to a website that includes a whole bunch of varying things like flash, pictures and other stuff... its a click-wait,click-wait,click-wait situation.

Found many papers that graduating students wrote on how to make this excessive lag go away but in reality nothing has happened to implement them.
 

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A better title would read: Netflix Uses Up 32.7% of Internet Bandwidth That a Person Has Paid For. Its no more the ISPs internet than it is the governments. I've paid for it, I should get to download whatever I want (provided its legal of course).
 

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Of course, all this bandwith still costs only cents a GB.


They would NEVER throttle their consumers if government didn't have all sorts of bizarre stupid regulations preventing competition in the industry.
 

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You can't say for sure that the lower % of bittorrent means it's less affecting those concerned about copyrights.

With BT, you're very efficiently downloading stuff that you can redistribute very efficiently offline. Youtube or netflix are an extravagance used by mostly lay people who wouldn't know how to download/save streaming data, and one guy watches something, tells his friend to watch it on his machine/mobile/pc ..., and it becomes a meme, with the same data being streamed over & over unecessarily ... so it will definetely waste a higher % of the net bandwidth ...
 

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[citation][nom]s997863[/nom]You can't say for sure that the lower % of bittorrent means it's less affecting those concerned about copyrights.With BT, you're very efficiently downloading stuff that you can redistribute very efficiently offline. Youtube or netflix are an extravagance used by mostly lay people who wouldn't know how to download/save streaming data, and one guy watches something, tells his friend to watch it on his machine/mobile/pc ..., and it becomes a meme, with the same data being streamed over & over unecessarily ... so it will definetely waste a higher % of the net bandwidth ...[/citation]

Yeah and that logic don't apply if a torrent user tell his friend to download the same torrent file you say? It don't double the bandwidth usage since that was the topic you say?. I bet bt have more overhead since it needs to map each user connected to the "swarm" so it can request pieces of the file from the peers while in the other case its optimally downloaded from one server - Not 1000 different clients.

Added to that i wonder how much garbage data the mafiaa stands for there, its rumored they seed out garbage packages so that a piece of a fail fails hash checks and needs to be re-downloaded adding even more bandwidth to the BT usage numbers.
 
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What is wrong with using the bandwidth that we paid for on Netflix or XBox gaming or whatever. There never was an unlimited bandwidth account. The bandwidth cap is your download speed times the number of seconds in a month. You can never really hit your cap anyway, you pay for 5MB per second or higher download but when do you ever achieve the speed you paid for? The only way to overuse your bandwidth would be if you paid for 5MB/s download and somehow managed to download at 10MB/s. The only issue here is that cable companies do not want people to switch to IP TV and lose the cable tv revenue.
 
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