If you’re reading this, chances are your Internet still works.
Usually, your broadband is like your electricity: you don’t notice it unless it’s not working. But if you’re like millions of people around the world, your broadband is working just fine—even though you’re home all day, video conferencing with people you don’t even normally talk to, while you binge-watch all of the Internet.
In fact, that’s the case for most Internet users—our Internet habits over the past two months have changed completely. Broadband rush hour used to be 8pm-12am (4 hours). Today, it’s 8am-2am (18 hours). Just a couple months ago, the average household consumed an average of 2.4 Mbps in the downstream during the busy period at night. Today, it uses up to 3.0 Mbps during that same period.