Ohio University says they have a bandwidth problem. Streaming media accounts for 60-percent of all bandwidth.
(CIO Brice) Bible informed students earlier this week that a temporary Netflix block would go into effect Monday night, saying that the video service is “the largest single consumer of our Internet capacity.” School technicians tried to block Netflix twice that night, but instead shut off net access entirely. They finally gave up and instead instituted a 5Mbps download limit per residence hall user. It’s unclear whether this will help much, since most Netflix streams are 3800kbps or less.
I don’t think lack of bandwidth is the problem.