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Netflix sued after 'Squid Game' release increases traffic for Korean internet provider
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Netflix is facing another lawsuit.
South Korean internet provider SK Broadband has filed a lawsuit against the streamer to cover costs of increased traffic and maintenance after a surge in traffic, a spokesperson for the provider said, per Reuters.
The surge in traffic comes as "Squid Game" dominates Netflix. The Korean-language drama is on track to become the streamer's biggest show in its history.
The lawsuit comes after a Seoul court stated that Netflix should "reasonably" offer something to the internet provider and multiple Korean politicians have spoken out in opposition to content distributors who do not financially compensate internet providers for traffic booms, according to the outlet.
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