Report: North American Internet Data Usage Up 120% In The Last Year, Netflix Still Responsible For 33% Of Peak Traffic

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http://techcrunch.com – Our thirst for more Internet seems to be insatiable. According to the latest data from broadband network solutions provider Sandvine, fixed network data usage increased by 120 percent in the past year in North America. The average household now uses about 52GB per month, up from just 23GB last year. That’s about 81 hours of streaming video and unsurprisingly, Netflix is responsible for 33 percent of downstream traffic, followed by YouTube and regular HTTP web browsing traffic. As the authors of the report note, real-time entertainment remains “the largest traffic category on virtua (IT news)