Update: Through 6PM ET, CNN.com generated more than 158.5 million page views and CNN.com Live served more than 25 million live streams.
Original Post: CNN.com Live, the live streaming video arm of CNN's website, experienced record traffic levels during the inauguration of Barack Obama.
As of 1PM ET, CNN.com Live had served more than 18.8 million live video streams globally since 6AM, shattering the previous record of 5.3 million streams, which occurred on Election Day. Internal data indicated that peak usage occurred immediately prior to President Obama's inaugural address.
Last week, internet server company Akamai reported a spike in internet usage when the US Air flight landed in the Hudson River, but it expected a record-breaking spike in internet usage during the inauguration.
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