A new study reports that Netflix is the leading contributor to Internet use in the United States.
Sandvine Intelligent Broadband Networks’ report analyzed 200 Internet service providers in 80 countries and found that the streaming video service accounts for 32.7% of peak internet use between the hours of 6:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Overall, real-time entertainment apps (including Netflix) consume 60% of peak downstream traffic. That’s up 10% from last year’s results.
The company also found there was an increasing shift away from laptops and PC’s. 55% of U.S. Internet bandwith is now consumed by mobile devices, tablets, game consoles and set-top boxes.