Netflix in Talks About Bandwidth-Hogging

  • Arirang News

    November 04, 2021 08:23

    A Netflix executive met with Korean lawmakers on Tuesday to discuss the huge amounts of bandwidth its services are taking up at the cost of local service providers.

    The company's vice president of public policy, Dean Garfield, met with Lee Won-wook, the chairman of the National Assembly's Science, ICT, Broadcasting and Communications Committee.

    Garfield said Netflix is aware of increased network traffic due to a surge in Korean viewers and said the company is willing to contribute to the network system here.

    Minjoo Party lawmaker Lee Won-wook (right) talks with Dean Garfield, the vice president of public policy at Netflix, at the National Assembly in Seoul on Wednesday. /Newsis

    No other details of the discussion were disclosed.

    Netflix is being sued by SK Broadband, which wants compensation for its rising network maintenance costs.

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