The European Union wants streaming service providers like
Netflix to limit their services in order to reduce strain on
broadband networks, Financial Times reported
The European Commissioner for internal market and services
Thierry Breton said such platforms should consider offering content
in standard definition only, which consumes less bandwidth than
high-definition content, which is often the default for
Breton said he had an “important phone conversation” on the
matter with Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, though it appears a final
decision hasn’t been reached.
Teleworking & streaming help a lot but infrastructures might be
To secure Internet access for all, let’s
#SwitchToStandard definition when HD is not necessary.