Internet data usage jumps; Netflix makes up one-third of bandwidth use


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Internet data usage in the U.S. has continued to rise, jumping 120 percent in the past year.

That’s according to a study from Sandvine, an analysis firm that releases an annual report on the world’s data networks. The report also underscored a rise in online video viewing, reporting that traffic to Netflix makes up approximately one-third of the bandwidth use in North America. Other streaming services, such as Hulu or Amazon, make up just over 1 percent of traffic each, Techradar reported. Meanwhile, YouTube represented more than one-fifth of all the downstream traffic on mobile networks in Europe. Despite all the streaming video in North America and Europe, both were outstripped by Internet usage in Asia. According to the study, people there consumed 659 MB of data per month, up 10 percent over the same period last year.

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