When Boris Johnson asked the nation to start working from home on 16 March, concerns were immediately raised as to whether the country’s broadband could cope with millions more people logging on from their makeshift desks.
The European Commission warned that the internet could struggle to cope with a huge influx of users attempting to work and hold video chats, which it feared could prevent healthcare services and online remote learning services for children from working effectively.
However, despite an enormous and instant global internet traffic increase of between 25 and 35 per cent, according to monitor site Netscout, the UK weathered it with relative ease, partly helped by mobile network providers lifting many limits on data packages.
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