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OPLIN 4Cast #691: Unprecedented spike in residential internet demand

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Over the course of two weeks, Ohio library internet traffic dropped from daily peaks over 8 Gigabits per second down to brief spikes that barely top 1 Gig (a picture). But while OPLIN’s bandwidth use took a dive, other companies are struggling to keep up with the surge in demand. Boosted by free trials, streaming services saw a big spike in sign-ups last week. In Europe and Asia, where the pandemic is more advanced, companies are taking steps. Will we see those same measures in the U.S.?

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