Can UK Broadband Take the Strain?
The UK Government’s announcement that people should work at home will test the our network’s robustness and reliability.
22:58 24 March 2020
The UK Government has asked firms across all sectors to allow their employees to work from home whenever possible amidst the coronavirus crisis.
This move will test the county’s broadband network’s robustness and reliability as millions of people will simultaneously log in from home especially during business hours.
The UK broadband operators have since assured the public that there is a sufficient capacity to cope with the sudden spike in usage. However, it remains unclear if the UK’s ageing broadband infrastructure will slow down users’ ability to connect.
The situation can be particularly challenging for homes with multiple users. An example is a family consists of parents working from home and children doing their school work using the same network.
It is a good thing then that fibre connection is available to around 3 million homes in the United Kingdom. Fibre provides fast, reliable speeds when compared to older copper wire connections such as ADSL. This is an ideal solution to employees currently working from home and require a reliable broadband connection that will support video conferencing, cloud access and other digital technologies necessary for work while sharing their broadband connection to other members of the household.
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