Can the internet handle this much use?

Can the internet handle this much use?


THE TOUGH DECISIONS MADE OUTSIDE
OF HER EXECUTIVE ORDERS. OF HER EXECUTIVE ORDERS.
A STORY WE’LL STAY ON TOP OF. A STORY WE’LL STAY ON TOP OF.
>>Kim: THE PHRASE “BREAK THE>>Kim: THE PHRASE “BREAK THE
INTERNET” IS USED HUMOROUSLY. INTERNET” IS USED HUMOROUSLY.
>>Devin: WITH SO MANY USING>>Devin: WITH SO MANY USING
STREAMING SERVICES AND THE LIKE, STREAMING SERVICES AND THE LIKE,
THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT
OVERLOADING THE SYSTEM. OVERLOADING THE SYSTEM.
>>Kim: WHY YOU MAY HAVE TROUBLE>>Kim: WHY YOU MAY HAVE TROUBLE
CONNECTING AND GETTING THE CONNECTING AND GETTING THE
SPEEDS YOU’RE USED TO. SPEEDS YOU’RE USED TO.
>>Larry: WITH MILLIONS AND>>Larry: WITH MILLIONS AND
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AT HOME THIS MILLIONS OF PEOPLE AT HOME THIS
WEEK, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WEEK, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
WORKING FROM HOME, A LOT OF WORKING FROM HOME, A LOT OF
STUDENTS ARE NOW DOING THEIR STUDENTS ARE NOW DOING THEIR
CLASS WORK ONLINE. CLASS WORK ONLINE.
AND THEY’RE USING THIS THING, AND THEY’RE USING THIS THING,
THE LAPTOP OR THE COMPUTER. THE LAPTOP OR THE COMPUTER.
SO WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE DOING SO WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE DOING
THIS AT THE SAME TIME, THAT CAN THIS AT THE SAME TIME, THAT CAN
CAUSE SOME BACK-UPS. CAUSE SOME BACK-UPS.
SO THE QUESTION IS NOW, WHAT CAN SO THE QUESTION IS NOW, WHAT CAN
YOU DO ABOUT IT? YOU DO ABOUT IT?
MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE
ARE HOME THIS WEEK DUE TO THE ARE HOME THIS WEEK DUE TO THE
CORONAVIRUS, EITHER WORKING FROM CORONAVIRUS, EITHER WORKING FROM
HOME OR ENJOYING TIME OFF WITH HOME OR ENJOYING TIME OFF WITH
THE MOVIE ONLINE. THE MOVIE ONLINE.
MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE USING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE USING
THEIR LAPTOPS OR COMPUTERS AND THEIR LAPTOPS OR COMPUTERS AND
MORE PEOPLE, MORE DATA BEING MORE PEOPLE, MORE DATA BEING
USED. USED.
>>ABSOLUTELY A THING AS>>ABSOLUTELY A THING AS
INTERNET OVERLOAD. INTERNET OVERLOAD.
>>Larry: AND THE CHIEF>>Larry: AND THE CHIEF
INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER
TELLS ME THAT’S WHAT’S TELLS ME THAT’S WHAT’S
HAPPENING. HAPPENING.
>>THE INTERNET CAN BE THOUGHT>>THE INTERNET CAN BE THOUGHT
OF AS LIKE WATER PIPES. OF AS LIKE WATER PIPES.
THE BIGGER THE PIPES, THE MORE THE BIGGER THE PIPES, THE MORE
INFORMATION THAT CAN GO THROUGH INFORMATION THAT CAN GO THROUGH
IT. IT.
WHEN YOU DISPLACE WORKERS AND WHEN YOU DISPLACE WORKERS AND
SEND THEM HOME, THE PIPES AT SEND THEM HOME, THE PIPES AT
THEIR HOUSES ARE GENERALLY NOT THEIR HOUSES ARE GENERALLY NOT
AS BIG AS THE PIPES AT THEIR AS BIG AS THE PIPES AT THEIR
WORK. WORK.
>>Larry: AND IT’S CAUSING>>Larry: AND IT’S CAUSING
SLOWER INTERNET ACCESS. SLOWER INTERNET ACCESS.
CHRIS EXPERIENCED THAT FIRSTHAND CHRIS EXPERIENCED THAT FIRSTHAND
THURSDAY. THURSDAY.
>>WE’VE BEEN DOING THE>>WE’VE BEEN DOING THE
CONFERENCE CALLS THROUGH RING CONFERENCE CALLS THROUGH RING
CENTRAL AND WE HAD TOO MANY CENTRAL AND WE HAD TOO MANY
PEOPLE. PEOPLE.
>>Larry: IT TRICKLED DOWN TO>>Larry: IT TRICKLED DOWN TO
HIS KIDS WHEN IT WAS TIME TO HIS KIDS WHEN IT WAS TIME TO
COMPLETE THEIR SCHOOL WORK COMPLETE THEIR SCHOOL WORK
ONLINE. ONLINE.
>>THE DEVICES DON’T EVEN>>THE DEVICES DON’T EVEN
CONNECT TO THE INTERNET BUT ALL CONNECT TO THE INTERNET BUT ALL
MY PERSONAL ONES DO. MY PERSONAL ONES DO.
>>Larry: BUT THERE IS HELP.>>Larry: BUT THERE IS HELP.
>>TRY NOT TO DO MANY THINGS AT>>TRY NOT TO DO MANY THINGS AT
ONCE. ONCE.
SO IF YOU’RE STREAMING A VIDEO SO IF YOU’RE STREAMING A VIDEO
AND DOING YOUR WORK E-MAIL AND AND DOING YOUR WORK E-MAIL AND
DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM THE DOWNLOADING DOCUMENTS FROM THE
INTERNET. INTERNET.
>>Larry: LARRY SPRUILL, LOCAL>>Larry: LARRY SPRUILL, LOCAL
4. 4.
>>Kim: AND TRY REBOOTING YOUR>>Kim: AND TRY REBOOTING YOUR
DEVICES, THAT CAN SOLVE THE DEVICES, THAT CAN SOLVE THE
ISSUE TEMPORARILY.

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