streaming-only service. As we reported earlier today, demand for Netflix's streaming service is on the rise.It's no surprise that Netflix is preparing to make a move to a
Netflix's roughly 16 million subscribers can access streaming content from a variety of devices - XBox 360, iPads, laptops (and that's just in my household). And that adds up to a substantial increase in demand. A recent study has found that Netflix makes up more than 20% of downstream Internet traffic during peak times in the U.S.
study, North America still trails other areas in the world for bandwidth consumption. And in North America, the average time a connection is active is three hours, while in Asia, it's closer to 5.5 hours.According to the
As Netflix weighs increasing its streaming-services, it may well be that no longer do we tap our feet impatiently, waiting for the DVD to arrive. After all, we already have to wait almost a month for new releases to arrive in the mail.
Now, we get to tap our feet, cursing our neighbors and our roomates for sucking up bandwidth while watching Netflix.