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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

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Peer-to-peer filesharing bandwidth consumption jumped to 14 percent of overall bandwidth from 2 percent.

Working Hard or Hardly Working? Video Taking Up More Bandwidth

Ever get that feeling your colleagues are “working” through their Netflix queue while at the office? You might be right. Computer-security appliance seller Palo Alto Networks Inc. analyzed Internet traffic on the networks of more than 2,000 large companies between...

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Projected Internet traffic growth through 2016

Source: Cisco VNI Global Forecast, 2011-2016

Projected Internet traffic growth through 2016

Cisco Web-Traffic Forecast Points to Slowing Growth

Good data on Internet traffic is hard to come by. Service providers such as AT&T and Verizon guard their information, and third parties have limited visibility. That’s what makes the annual traffic forecasts by Cisco Systems Inc., the world’s biggest...

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