Netflix Is Not Destroying The Internet's Backbone Or Your Data Cap

Everyone is freaking out because when we all come home at night, our Netflix sessions are responsible for 30 per cent of the internet traffic during peak hours and everyone thinks it's breaking the internet's backbone. Wanna know something? Not true.

According to ITWorld, that flood of traffic mostly affects the last mile of the trip from the Netflix servers to your home (thanks, caching). And for those of you worried about Netflix ravaging your broadband data caps, reports show that the average Netflix user only eats up 40GB a month. That isn't even 20 per cent of your monthly allowance. Keep watching, dudes. [IT World via Slashdot]

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