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New York Internet Speeds Have Plunged As Locked-Down Americans Clog Networks

•, by Tyler Durden

Some folks have resorted to "Netflix and quarantine" and free Pornhub Premium, both are streaming video sites that are data intensive.  

As an economic depression rolls in, millions have just lost their jobs, the remaining few that can work remotely, are adjusting to a new reality that a pandemic will likely keep them out of the office for a considerable amount of time, have erected an office-like setting at their homes with streaming video and web conferencing. 

With households now pulling record amounts of data, never before seen in the four-plus decade history of the internet, a new report suggests that 88 out of the top 200 most populated US cities have experienced some form of network degradation over the last week. 

BroadbandNow says with millions of people working from home and using video streaming services, download speeds have plunged upwards of 40% in some US metropolitan areas last week (March 15-21), compared with the ten-week average.