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November 13, 2013

Video Streaming sites consume 50% US Internet Traffic ,led by Netflix ( 35% share) and Youtube( 17% )

Netflix and Youtube make up 50% Internet Traffic
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Netflix and YouTube dominate over half of downstream Internet traffic in North America, These two Video streaming  sites consume  the bulk of online traffic (50% of  internet Traffic according to a new report released by Canadian Internet monitoring firm Sandvine.

Downstream traffic is data that goes from a source to a computer, and Netflix's share of that is 31.6%. YouTube comes in second at about 18.7%, up 9% from the first half of this year.
This is the 3rd  year in a row that Netflix continues to be the dominant application when it comes to North American downstream traffic during peak period, according to Sandvine’s “Global Internet Phenomena Report: 2H 2013
 Meanwhile as reported by Variety , Youtube and Netflix  reported by Varietyto video-streaming sites comprise 32.3 and 17.1 percent of all peak-period download traffic in North America
Combined , the 2 giants has been growing  at double digit rates.  While Netflix has been growing at 35% yoy (year-over-year), Youtube is growing  at 24% ,and tops in terms of Internet Bandwidth usage