Netflix Is Eating Up More Of North America's Bandwidth Than Any Other Company

Jay Ashworth jra at
Wed May 18 20:51:05 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joel Jaeggli" <joelja at>

> On May 18, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Holmes,David A wrote:
> > I think this shows the need for an Internet-wide multicast
> > implementation.
> there's a pretty longtailed distribution on what people might chose to
> stream. static content is ameniable to distribution via cdn (which is
> frankly a degenerate form of multicast), but lets face it, how many
> people watched "Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog" in east palo
> alto last night at 10pm.

Of course.  But that's a strawman.  What percentage of available titles, by
*count*, accounts for even 50% of the streamed data, in bytes?  2%?  1?

-- jra

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