With people self-quarantining in order to help stop the spread of covid-19, many are turning to streaming video services to pass the time while they are cooped up inside.
But now, due to a massive spike in users and bandwidth, the EU is asking companies like Netflix and home users alike to lower streaming video quality to help prevent the internet from breaking.
We’ve been focused on network efficiency for many years, including providing our Open Connect service for free to telecommunications companies”.
AdvertisementFurthermore, Netflix’s share of global downstream traffic has fallen in recent years.
We estimate that this will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by around 25 percent while also ensuring a good quality service for our members.”

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