Cable & Telecom

Netflix says it will help Canadian ISPs and reduce its traffic

By Greg O'Brien A DAY AFTER A group of independent network operators publicly appealed to streamers Netflix and Amazon to help with the traffic congestion problems resulting from millions of Canadians now being home and online during the day due to the Covid-19 crisis, Netflix has responded and said it will implement a move to cut its traffic by 25%. That said, Cartt.ca has learned some of the large ISPs were also quietly asking Netflix for help – and had engaged the federal government to try and influence the California-based streamer, too. Earlier this week we asked Minister of Innovation,...