Will Coronavirus Break the Internet?

By Brian Wallace Brian Wallace has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team
Published on December 17, 2020

As we’re all facing the new normal, trying not to break the internet isn’t a trivial thought. When we think of memes breaking the internet before, we’re not talking about that kind of funny and good way. COVID-19 is proving to be trying not just in our family, work, and social lives, but stressing the limits of the internet. Many families are having a 2 person remote workforce as well as their children distance learning, perhaps for the first time in their lives.

For many of us, our first instinct will be to use Zoom. What we take for granted on free tools and more powerful business networks is the fragility of the internet and our in-home local networks. Zoom and others have been getting hammered.

Netflix is already starting to feel the load, cutting back as much as 25% of data consumption for the next 30 days.

The good news: there are steps you can take to do your part in setting up your home network more optimally and conserve your bandwidth and not break the internet. Check out the following infographic for helpful tips against the internet coronavirus pandemic:

By Brian Wallace Brian Wallace has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team

Brian Wallace is a Columnist at Grit Daily. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcast host. He is the Founder and President of NowSourcing and has been featured in Forbes, TIME, and The New York Times. Brian previously wrote for Mashable and currently writes for Hacker Noon, CMSWire, Business 2 Community, and more. His Next Action podcast features entrepreneurs trying to get to the next level. Brian also hosts #LinkedInLocal events all over the country, promoting the use of LinkedIn among professionals wanting to grow their careers.

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