The video-streaming component of Netflix is responsible for nearly 28 percent of all bandwidth usage nationally. Real-time entertainment services are the primary drivers of traffic, with especially heavy bandwidth consumption for music and video content.
The report also highlighted the rapid shift of Internet traffic away from desktop devices such as PCs, to all other forms of net-connected devices, such as set-top boxes, game consoles like the Xbox 360, the Playstation 3, smart phones and tablet devices. Only 45 percent of Internet traffic on fixed networks now goes to laptops or desktop computers, according to the report.
Just like the electricity revolution started with the lightbulb, the Internet revolution started with the browser. After the light bulb came the good stuff: factories, radio, television, and computers. Today, we see the Internet moving beyond the web. What should a Wikipedia 2.0 look like?
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