Whilst most retail businesses and entire industries, including but not limited to Airlines, Hospitality, Vacation/Cruises, are being rattled by the multiple effects of COVID-19, Internet traffic is soaring to the point where some governments officials in many countries are asking their citizens to reduce the use of the internet so that the infrastructure doesn’t collapse.
EMPTY OFFICES, FULL HOMES: COVID-19 MIGHT STRAIN THE INTERNET
People are using the internet to share information, air their anxieties, and voice their opinions. They are including mentions of Covid-19 and other related terms across public social media networks. See Trending COVID-19 Topics on Social Media
In all, 42 million Americans, about 29% of the US workforce, are able to work from home. And as schools close to keep kids out of harm’s way, the pressure on home networks will grow. — AFP Relaxnews