South Korea’s internet service provider SK Broadband has sued Netflix to cover the cost of maintenance work resulting from increased internet traffic due to its popular series Squid Game.
According to the news of Reuters, the Squid Game series, which has gained worldwide popularity since its release on Netflix, has been sued.
SK Broadband, a South Korean internet service provider, has sued Netflix for increased online traffic thanks to the popularity of Squid Game in the country. South Korea’s internet service provider SK Broadband asked Netflix to cover the costs of maintenance work caused by increased internet traffic due to the popular series Squid Game.
In its claims, SK Broadband stated that Netflix is South Korea’s second largest traffic generator after YouTube and must pay a network usage fee. Other publishers in the country such as Amazon, Facebook and Apple regularly pay the government network usage fees.
Some lawmakers in the country also criticize content providers that increase internet traffic excessively but do not pay for network usage.