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Netflix Is Absolutely Dominating Data Traffic In North America [Report] Netflix Is Absolutely Dominating Data Traffic In North America [Report]

Data from a Sandvine report is making the rounds through the tech Blogosphere today, finding that together, Netflix and YouTube account for 50% of downstream traffic on fixed networks in North America, with Netflix dominating between the two. According to …

The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet The Super Bowl Stole Eyes Away from the Internet

Although it may have felt like your Facebook news feed, Twitter streams, and other social media networks were flooded with updates about Beyonce, the big blackout, ads, and Joe Flacco – Super Bowl XLVII didn’t drive people online. In fact, …

Online Entertainment Applications Dominate Evening Hours

Internet users behavior is shifting as online entertainment-based applications such as gaming, video streaming, social networking and VoIP communications dominate peak evening hours between 6:00 and 11:00p.m., according to a report from network equipment company Sandvine.

The report found these real-time, interactive applications increase up to 50 percent per subscriber during peak evening hours.

Comcast Faces BitTorrent Interference Lawsuit

A California Comcast customer called the company’s claims of fast Internet connections fraudulent due to their use of traffic shaping technology that hinders torrents.