Netflix getting 15% of internet traffic
By Guardian Exclusive
11 October 2018 | 4:09 pm
Netflix is now the main attraction on the internet, accounting for 58% of all downstream content consumed online. According to a new Global Internet Phenomena Report, Netflix now records 15% of all internet traffic.
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