Today in Connected Consumer

Perhaps not surprising to many, but Netflix now makes up nearly a third of total Internet traffic in North America. While the debate about the impact of OTT streaming services on bandwidth and how ISPs may react has been raging for some time, this may give new fuel to fears that many wireline ISPs will eventually create caps or tiering. This same conversation has been happening in the UK since 2008, when eye-popping growth of the BBC’s iPlayer started push many to consider bandwidth caps.