Will Coronavirus Break the Internet #infographic

Will Coronavirus Break the Internet #infographic

In the United States, more than two-thirds of the population are now trapped at home as more states enact restrictions to limit the spread of coronavirus * — many turn to the Internet for entertainment , social contact and remote work

Peak Usage Is Now The Norm

  • U.S. internet service providers are also reporting record-high internet traffic 
  • Increased use is driven by 
  • WiFi calling: +88% 
  • Online gaming: +75% 
  • VPN usage: +30%

  • In March, AT&T reported an all-time high in Netflix streaming — On March 25th, users across the U.S. and Europe experienced outages lasting about an hour 

  • In Seattle, one of the cities hit hardest by the virus, internet traffic began spiking at the end of January — by March it had risen by 30% Typically this type of usage spikes only occurs during events like the SuperBowl
As Internet traffic goes up, service providers work to maintain their networks at peak performance
In March the FCC granted immediate access to unused spectrum to AT&T and Verizon to extend broadband access
AT&T has started to deploy portable cellular sites in Indiana, Connecticut, New Jersey, California and New York to increase data coverage for first responders
In the E.U., Amazon , Netflix and YouTube have for at least 30 days limited their streaming to standard definition content
Many have already started calling for a similar move in the U.S.

Will Coronavirus Break the Internet #infographic

infographic by: www.computersciencezone.org

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