Sunday December 18, 2011

Internet Braces for Stream-Only Netflix

Netflix is making plans for new distribution methods of its movies now that the USPS is all but eliminating one day delivery. One of those contingency plans includes eliminating the famous red mailers entirely and going full-bore streaming to all customers. Internet analysts are working overtime to evaluate the possible ramifications of the added traffic on the Internet.

During peak hours آ— after dinner time until around midnight آ— Netflix already accounts for somewhere between 20 and 30 percent of all US Internet traffic.