Netflix is starting to restore normal streaming quality in parts of Europe

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Netflix is working to restore streaming quality in various European countries following government requests for the company to reduce bandwidth usage out of fear that it was putting too much stress on broadband connections.

People in Denmark, Norway, Germany, and other countries reported noticing an uptick in streaming bitrate, according to FlatpanelsHD. Netflix confirmed to the website that it is “working with ISPs to help increase capacity.” The company did not say which countries have restored bitrate for higher-quality streaming and which ones haven’t, but The Verge has reached out for more information.

In the last month alone we have added four times the normal capacity,” a spokesperson told FlatpanelsHD. “As conditions improve…

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