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WHY COVID-19 WON’T BREAK THE INTERNET

28.04.2020
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By Dan Mygind

Last month, the EU asked Netflix to switch to standard definition instead of streaming movies in high definition. It happened after concerns about whether the internet would be able to manage the increased traffic caused indirectly by the coronavirus. The pandemic has given rise to what some have termed the greatest teleworking experiment in history: pupils and students are being taught online, parents are working from home and, added to the increased traffic mix, is a rise in online gaming by children (and parents) as well as growth in video streaming from Netflix and other streaming providers.

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With Netflix asked to reduce streaming quality during the COVID-19 pandemic DAN MYGIND reports on why the internet is not about to collapse.

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 48 Issue 1
Issue Date:
April 2020
Theme:
Innovation and Content
Dan Mygind Dan Mygind Computer Scientist and Journalist

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