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It may have started as a movie-by-mail rental service, but Netflix (NFLX) had its corporate mind on the cloud from day one. Today, Netflix is defined by its streaming service, which is growing bigger by the day. New releases are still unavailable, but for catalog films – and television series – this has become the go-to source for most people. And Sandvine, a company that sells network management and measurement software to large ISPs, says the company now accounts for 22.2 percent of all U.S. broadband traffic.

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