May 16, 2022

Report: Netflix Urged To Slow Down Streaming To Stop The Internet From Breaking

UPDATE: Netflix Reducing Streaming Bit Rates 25% Across Europe (via Media Play News)

From CNN:

The European Union is urging Netflix and other streaming platforms to stop showing video in high definition to prevent the internet from breaking under the strain of unprecedented usage due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With so many countries on forced lockdowns to fight the spread of the virus, hundreds of millions working from home and even more children out of school, EU officials are concerned about the huge strain on internet bandwidth.


Facebook on Wednesday acknowledged that the effects of the pandemic are also stretching it to the limit.

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