Large-scale ‘internet rationing’ possible, experts warn

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(ZERO HEDGE) — Netflix app downloads have exploded across Europe over the last several weeks as “Netflix and quarantine” has been all the rage during countrywide lockdowns in Italy, France, Spain, and the UK.

We noted last Thursday that Netflix had to reduce traffic to its European networks by 25% for 30 days to preserve internet functionality as streaming traffic surged among tens of millions of people in quarantine.

Days after Netflix pledged to reduce streaming traffic, experts are saying that European countries could start rolling out large-scale “internet rationing” to prioritize critical apps and websites.

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