Netflix’s Ongoing Quest To Save Bandwidth | TechCrunch
Netflix has a bandwidth problem. It currently represents 36.5 percent of U.S. Internet traffic and it’s going to increase as 4K becomes more popular, and LTE and fiber Internet improve. As Variety reported, the company is taking a first step by re-encoding its entire catalog with more granular bitrates. This move should lead to 20 percent in bandwidth savings.