A little insight on how the COVID-19 will have an impact on Internet usage from today onwards. Over the past few weeks, we have enabled literally hundreds of users to work from home; I hear you all think yes and? Well because today is the last school day for many children they are now also going to be using the internet and not just between 09:00 to 17:00.
The internet does not an infinite capacity and this will impact on everyone’s internet performance, even NETFLIX is ahead on this game and they have declared their intention to start throttling bandwidth for the next 30 days hoping to reduce their network utilization by 25%. Unfortunately, this may have a huge impact on your ability to work from home depending entirely on your demographic and the audience for broadband in your area.
Stay safe and well!