With every industry recommending its employees work from home, some might be wondering. Is there enough bandwidth to work at home? One leading trade group says not to be concerned.
In an blog posted at InternetSociety.org, David Belson, Senior Director, Internet Research and Analysis, says, all these people working at home will not cause a catastrophic failure of the Internet. “Core Internet infrastructure providers should be able to easily absorb the increase in traffic and demand, especially if the growth is gradual over a period of days, weeks, or months,” he advises.
That’s not to say individual tools like educational sites and web-conference applicatations may not fail. Belson notes, “These failures are arguably similar to those seen on e-commerce or gaming platforms on high-traffic days, where back end systems are unable to process the higher than normal volume of orders or account activations.”
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