How Government Shutdown Was Good For Netflix

netflixNetflix might want the government to shut down a lot more often.

Washington, D.C., saw a spike in weekday Netflix traffic during the more than two-week government shutdown, according to a report prepared for The Huffington Post by Procera Networks, a company that monitors web activity. According to Procera, that suggests furloughed government workers passed the time binging on Netflix shows.

Procera analyzed web traffic of one Internet service provider in the greater D.C. area, which has a high concentration of government workers, and found about a 15 percent increase in total Netflix activity on weekdays over the course of the government shutdown.


Source: The Huffington Post