YouTube forgoes streaming quality to prevent European networks buffering

YouTube will sacrifice streaming quality in the EU to help avert internet gridlock as tens of millions of Europeans, confined by the coronavirus outbreak, switch to working from home. Alphabet Inc’s YouTube is the second online video company after Netflix to respond to a call by the European Union industry chief Thierry Breton to cut picture quality to prevent overload.

Source: YouTube forgoes streaming quality to prevent European networks buffering

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