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Purdue University prohibits Netflix, other streaming services within academic buildings


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University turns to technology to help children focus on lessons.

Starting this week, the university has banned streaming services, such as Netflix and Hulu, from all academic buildings.

The professors had complained about so many students streaming shows and using so much bandwidth that academic applications would not work, reports the Chicago Tribune.

"There is a limited amount of bandwidth available," Mark Sonstein, executive director of the IT infrastructure university, told Tribune. "If you have people broadcasting a movie, then they are consuming all the available bandwidth."

While other schools have gathered mobile phones during classes, or banned them altogether, Purdue is considered one of the first schools to specifically ban streaming services.

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