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    Netflix will reduce the streaming quality of its service in Europe for the next 30 days.




    The move is aimed at reducing the strain on internet service providers.






    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968302




     




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    The European Commission  is putting pressure on Netflix  and other streaming platforms to switch to standard definition during periods of peak demand as the coronavirus crisis puts unprecedented load on Internet infrastructure.






    https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/19/ke...-switch-to-sd/




     




    This makes you think, just how good or bad are the net connections out there? I don't mean us end users complaining about paying too much to get too little, but the system infrastructure as a whole. Is it bad enough that the EC needs to ask content providers to cut back on the data? Wouldn't ISPs already be managing this anyway? It certainly is an interesting time right now. 




     




    I can only say that so far, as I'm working from home in the UK, I've not experienced any noticeable changes in net performance at any part of the day. For business or pleasure.




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