U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

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  1. hawki

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    "BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say...

    'The core of the network is massively over-provisioned,' said Paul Vixie, CEO of Farsight Security and an internet pioneer who helped design its domain naming system...

    The sudden, unanticipated surge in millions of remote workers has forced companies to scramble to boost their capacity for secure connections through virtual private networks..."

    https://apnews.com/127058dcac00c9eb20168c25a68abf01
     
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    "Netflix asked to slow down streaming so the internet doesn't break

    In what could be a harbinger of things to come in the United States, the European Union has asked Netflix to tap the breaks on its download speeds in order to reduce network bandwidth now that millions of people have committed to staying home..."

    https://ew.com/tv/netflix-coronavirus-speed/
     
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    How do you do that? I know, the mistake is theirs and not yours. People get paid to write these articles?
     
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    Netflix To Cut Traffic Stream To European Networks By 25% For 30 Days

    https://www.usatoday.com/tech/
     
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    See here also

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968302
     
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    "YouTube follows Netflix in lowering streaming quality in Europe

    BERLIN — YouTube will reduce its streaming quality in Europe for at least a month, following a similar move by streaming giant Netflix. The decisions are meant to alleviate possible strain on the continent’s Internet infrastructure as more people are staying at home...

    'Teleworking & streaming help a lot but infrastructures might be in strain. To secure Internet access for all, let’s #SwitchToStandard definition when HD is not necessary,' E.U. Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton wrote on Twitter earlier this week..."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/worl...-latest-news/#link-4XFIKOSA2JCABLK26OPGKV7TVY
     
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    Amazon will slow down Prime Video streams to lessen broadband strain
    Following in Netflix and YouTube’s footsteps
    March 20, 2020
    https://bestgamingpro.com/amazon-will-slow-down-prime-video-streams-to-lessen-broadband-strain/
     
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    Apple TV+ cuts streaming quality in Europe to help reduce strain on networks, alongside other streaming services
    March 20, 2020
    https://9to5mac.com/2020/03/20/apple-tv-plus-streaming-quality-coronavirus/
     
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    Coronavirus is forcing Netflix to lower its streaming quality (Update: Statement, more regions)
    March 21, 2020
    https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/...avirus-casualty-is-netflix-streaming-quality/
    Netflix: Reducing Netflix traffic where it’s needed while maintaining the member experience
     
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    Facebook and Instagram lower video quality in Europe
    Coronavirus-related limits on bandwidth use are spreading to social media
    March 22, 2020

    https://www.engadget.com/2020/03/22/facebook-and-instagram-lower-video-quality-in-europe/
     
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    "YouTube will limit video quality for everyone by default for a month

    You can still watch in high definition by changing your settings...

    It follows a similar measure YouTube and many other streaming platforms have adopted temporarily in Europe to lower their bandwidth usage amid the coronavirus outbreak..."

    https://www.engadget.com/2020-03-24...n-default-worldwide-coronavirus-covid-19.html
     
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    Sony will slow down Playstation downloads
    Preserving Internet Access for the Entire Community
    March 24, 2020
    https://blog.us.playstation.com/2020/03/24/preserving-internet-access-for-the-entire-community/
     
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    Akamai to slow down video game downloads during COVID-19 outbreak
    March 24, 2020
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/akamai-to-slow-down-video-game-downloads-during-covid-19-outbreak/
    Akamai: Working Together to Manage Global Internet Traffic Increases
     
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    "Homebound Workers Close to Overwhelming Internet Junctions...

    The junctions between different internet networks are close to being overwhelmed, the Finnish telecom equipment company [Nokia Oyj] said in a weekly report seen by Bloomberg News.

    'Globally, service providers are starting to see the increased strain and are approaching the capacity on some peering links and edge routers,' Nokia said.

    But don’t panic yet: Operators can sidestep major jams and outages by rapidly upgrading equipment and adding components at these bottlenecks, according to the company, which likened it to a supermarket hiring more cashiers for busy times..."

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/homebound-workers-close-overwhelming-internet-182913138.html
     
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    YouTube for Android restricts maximum video streaming quality to 480p in India
    March 29, 2020
    https://www.xda-developers.com/yout...ality-480p-standard-definition-india-covid19/
     
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    Valve changes Steam auto update schedules to lower bandwidth stress in homes
    March 30, 2020
    https://www.neowin.net/news/valve-c...schedules-to-lower-bandwidth-stress-in-homes/
    Updated:
     
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    WhatsApp Imposes 15 Second Limit For Videos In Status Updates
    March 30, 2020
    https://fossbytes.com/whatsapp-imposes-15-seconds-video-limit-status/
     
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    ...some more statistics:
    Comcast: COVID-19 Network Update (Last Updated: March 30, 2020)
    Comcast - "Network Performance During COVID-19" (PDF): https://update.comcast.com/download/15409/
     
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    "Your Internet is working. Thank these Cold War-era pioneers who designed it to handle almost anything

    'Resiliency and redundancy are very much a part of the Internet design,' explained Cerf [Internet pioneer]...

    To a substantial extent, the network has managed ... automatically because its underlying protocols adapt to shifting conditions, working around trouble spots to find more efficient routes for data transmissions and managing glitches in a way that doesn’t break connections entirely...

    Some of the early Internet architects — Cerf among them, from his position at the Pentagon — were determined to design a system that could continue operating through almost anything, including a nuclear attack from the Soviets..."

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    Google reduces Nest camera quality by default amid coronavirus lockdown
    The change is an attempt to conserve internet bandwidth
    April 14, 2020

    https://www.cnet.com/news/google-reduces-nest-camera-quality-by-default-amid-coronavirus-lockdown/
     
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    Ubisoft
    Adapting Bandwidth Usage During Covid-19
    April 15, 2020
    https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/arti...CHcfu/adapting-bandwidth-usage-during-covid19
     
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