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New Netflix Controls Help With Bandwidth Caps

Jun 24, 2011 (04:06 PM EDT)

Read the Original Article at http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=231000403


This sounds like a bad thing -- but it could save you a lot of money if you're one of the folks out there with internet providers who enforce bandwidth caps.

Watching SD content, I'd easily blow through the AT&T's U-Verse 250GB monthly data cap. At HD, my Netflix streaming alone would eat that alive.

Here are the new controls.

Think Netflix is onto something here? Leave some comments.

Jacob Lopez is a founding senior editor at BYTE. Follow him on Twitter @8bitjay or email him at 8bitjay@gmail.com.