By Jessica Klein
According to broadband networking company Sandvine’s latest report, “Global Internet Phenomena Report 2H 2014,” Netflix and YouTube still account for the largest slices of the internet’s streaming bandwidth in North America.
Overall, Netflix makes up roughly 34.9 percent of peak downstream traffic on the continent, while YouTube follows with the second largest share at just over 14 percent.
That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, and is in line with previous numbers reported by Sandvine. What might be surprising is that Amazon Instant Video is creeping up in the ranks. Though the service still only takes up 2.6 percent of downstream traffic, that’s more than twice the bandwidth it took up 18 months ago.
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