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Netflix dominates Canadian bandwidth usage but that’s okay

rgbFilter: Online streaming services are clearly starting to take hold in the minds of mainstream consumers, and if bandwidth usage is any indicator, Netflix is leading the charge. Shortly after launching their streaming only service here in Canada, Netflix accounted for 95% of all Canada’s network usage duing the peak time of about 9:30pm, according to broadband analysis firm Sandvine. This is an absolutely staggering number, but not surprising given the amount of pent up demand for just such a solution. Combined with a free month trial, it’s no surprise that Netflix overtook everything else during it’s initial launch.

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