Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Post Tech - Internet networks unable to handle H1N1 telework traffic: GAO

Strange days indeed (via Slate)

As concerns rage over the spread of the H1N1 flu, a federal report showed that a pandemic that would keep millions of Americans at home could also overload Internet networks.

Adults working from home, children accessing video files and playing games online and families logging on for information about the illness would overwhelm residential Internet networks that were never built to have a majority of users on the Web at the same time, according to an October report by the Government Accountability Office, the investigative arm of Congress.

Post Tech - Internet networks unable to handle H1N1 telework traffic: GAO

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