Netflix Is The Largest Internet Traffic Source In The U.S.

Posted May 17, 2011

Video streaming service is now the single largest source of downstream Internet traffic in the U.S. according to Sandvine. Netflix accounts for 29.7% of peak downstream traffic. Netflix is higher than HTTP websites (18%), BitTorrent (11%), and YouTube (10%) as a source for downstream traffic during peak times in North America. Real-time entertainment including video streaming accounts for 49% of downstream traffic in March 2011. [TechCrunch]