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Coronavirus

Philippines asks Netflix to drop streaming quality to ease congestion

Company vows to reduce traffic on telecom networks by 25%

With 60 million Filipinos in self-isolation since last week, many are turning to streaming services such as Netflix to help pass the time. (Source photo by Reuters) 

MANILA -- The Philippine government has asked Netflix to lower its streaming bitrate to ease data congestion during the month-long lockdown aimed at limiting coronavirus infections.

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