South Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge
South Korean Internet service provider SK Broadband (SK) has sued Netflix to pay for costs from increased network traffic and maintenance work because of a surge of viewers. The move comes after a Seoul court said Netflix should "reasonably" give something in return to the internet service provider for network usage, and multiple South Korean lawmakers have spoken out against content providers who do not pay for network usage despite generating explosive traffic. Netflix said it will review SK's claim, and seek dialogue and explore ways in the meantime to work with the company to ensure customers are not affected. Netflix is the country's second-largest data traffic generator after Google's YouTube, but the two are the only ones to not pay network usage fees, which other content providers such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook are paying, according to SK.
South Korea broadband firm sues Netflix after traffic surge from 'Squid Game'