Much of the world is at home right now. Shelter-in-place orders mean folks are working from home, kids are learning from home, and everyone is relaxing at home and watching their favorite movies and shows once the school or workday is done. And in some places, the internet is having a tough time keeping up.
It’s a matter of bandwidth. Internet bandwidth isn’t an unlimited resource — it depends entirely on the infrastructure that provides a path for the bits and bytes to turn into your daily Zoom staff meeting or your nightly binge-watching on Netflix. And this is one place where the U.S. has things in better shape than the E.U. — and why we’re hearing about companies lowering streaming quality as a result.
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It seems strange seeing this happen. Outside of Asia, where internet speeds and bandwidth are…