YouTube, Netflix, Facebook Help Double IPv6 Traffic Overnight

Was World IPv6 Day successful? The effort to prod Internet companies to adopt the newer, beefier IP-address system garnered a lot of attention, but it’s still up to companies whether or not to update their systems to the new standard.

Still, preliminary data suggest the switch is already well underway — thanks mainly to Netflix and Facebook.

It’s no secret that Netflix’s streaming service accounts for a huge chunk of Internet traffic as a whole. Streaming video is by far the most bandwidth-intensive activity online, and the company’s entire business model is based around it.

Facebook consistently competes with Google as the most-visited site on the Internet, and users engage with… Continue reading…

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