Netflix beats Bit Torrent

Netflix streaming movies now fill more of the United States’ internet tubes than any other service, including peer-to-peer file sharing, which long held the top spot — to the consternation of Hollywood.

That means for perhaps the first time in the internet’s history, the largest percentage of the net’s traffic is content that is paid for.

The change is reported in the spring 2011 internet traffic report (.pdf) from Sandvine, a company that sells network management and measurement software to large ISPs.

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