Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday September 18, 2013

Piracy Uses 24% Of All Bandwidth

The bad news: piracy uses 24% of all bandwidth. The good news: I guess there really isn't any. Between pirates and Netflix, it's a miracle there's any bandwidth left for anyone else. wink

Global internet piracy is growing rapidly, according to a new report commissioned by NBC Universal. In the three key regions of North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, which comprise 82.6% of all internet users and 95.1% of all bandwidth consumed, the report claims that infringing bandwidth use increased by 159.3% between 2010 and 2012, from 3,690 petabytes to 9,567 petabytes. This figure represents 23.8% of the total bandwidth used by all internet users.