Netflix has listened to the European Union’s request, and the service provider will aim to reduce the data traffic it generates in Europe by 25 percent over the next 30 days.

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As the coronavirus pandemic has spurred digital education and remote work – and many have been forced to quarantine at home – the internet infrastructure has become increasingly strained. For this reason, politicians in the European Union have asked YouTube and Netflix to block their services in order to put less strain on the network. The latter attempted to respond reassuringly to the request for the first time, and now it has been officially announced that he will take action on the matter, Watchman.

Under the agreement, they will reduce their data traffic generated in Europe by about 25 percent over the next 30 days. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Digital Policy, previously said that streaming content in lower quality (SD) instead of high definition HD would be of great help. In light of this, the current move likely means that users will experience lower image quality than it is now in the next month.

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Netflix has 51 million users in Europe, which means the change in overall data will definitely be noticeable. No date has been announced for when the slowdown will start, but it will likely take effect soon.

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