We Now Have The Numbers To Back Up Your Netflix Addiction

You probably don't need any proof that you love a good binge-watch now and then. But, if you're wondering to what extent Netflix factors into your total Internet use, the Washington Post has the numbers, via Canada-based network firm Sandvine. The previous estimate, made last November, suggested Netflix use accounted for 34.9% of all bandwidth across North America. Since then, Netflix has bumped up to 36.5% of all Internet traffic. (Could this have anything to do with the additions of Friends and House of Cards since November?) Of course, video has been an ever-increasing presence in Internet usage, beyond just Netflix. Whether Internet users are seeking out season 5 of Game of Thrones or this compilation of Owen Wilson saying "wow," more and more of the content viewed online is streaming. Add that up, and video accounts for about half of all bandwidth consumed. Now, you may return to your episode of Grace and Frankie.

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