Over the past week, the Corona Virus has impacted almost everyone in one way or another. From school and event closings to toilet paper and food shortages, this pandemic has changed how many people traverse their day-to-day lives. Although this will pass, in the short-term it is impacting the lives of almost everyone in the world.
Another way that this pandemic has impacted day-to-day life is in how people work. As a result of CDC suggestions and self-regulations, the number of people working from home has skyrocketed in the last few weeks. In addition to the increased number of working from home users, the number of recreational users has also seen a huge influx as students, and teachers look for ways to maintain some sense of normalcy during shutdowns.
As a result of this, many users have seen dramatic slowdowns in their connection speeds. Very few infrastructures were built to handle this type of load, and some have started to fail, with others not far behind. To help combat these potential failures companies such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube have all announced that they will be decreasing download quality to reduce the strain they put on networks. Although this have very little impact on end-users, this could actually save a great deal resources. In fact, it is estimated that the changes that Netflix has implemented could reduce their impact on European networks by 25%.
With Charter and other providers now offering free internet to those that do not currently have it during these shutdowns, steps like those taken by Netflix and other large corporations may be the difference between internet access being available to all, and Internet overload and shutdown for many becoming a reality.
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