Netflix is and will always be the pioneer in online streaming and the ultimate disruptor when it comes to the way people consume film and television.

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You may not know that Netflix actually started as an online DVD rental company. The good old days, before you could binge-watch on-demand streaming to your heart's content, Netflix provided people with access to media via weekly snail mail deliveries of recent films and television series. 

According to a recent investigation by Variety, today, there are STILL 3 million DVD subscribers!

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Compared to the 130 million worldwide Netflix subscribers, 3-million is only a small slice of the pie. But you would be surprised to find out that Netflix is still profiting from these 3 million clients. To be precise, they account for as much as $53 million in quarterly profits.

I bet you're wondering where do these mysterious DVD-watching people live?  Well, all 3-million are located across the United States, mostly in regions that are unable to benefit from the high-speed internet that we urban dwellers take for granted.

However, Netflix projects that with the inevitable expansion of high-speed internet to even the most rural areas, that they will completely phase out DVDs by the year 2022.

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