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Need for speed: is the ‘Netflix effect’ to blame for the NBN’s failures?

July 11, 2019 at 03:48AM

The NBN says Netflix has put pressure on its fixed wireless service, but the growth in streaming has been anticipated for years

Politicians, tech experts and even the NBN itself talked up the arrival of Netflix and other streaming video services years before the government-owned company blamed it for speed issues on the wireless network. But just how responsible is Netflix?

On ABC’s 7.30 program on Monday night, NBN’s head of stakeholder relations, Sam Dimarco, attributed people not being able to get fast download speeds on the 4G fixed wireless network, a part of the NBN, to the “Netflix effect”.

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