United States

How the coronavirus is impacting internet speeds across the globe

With the coronavirus still spreading across all corners of the globe, much of the world is in full-on lockdown mode. In the United States, for example, major metropolitan areas like New York City and Chicago have ordered restaurants and bars to shut down entirely. Meanwhile, a variety of other public establishments — from movie theaters and gyms to Apple retail stores — closed for business a few days ago. This, coupled with the fact that many employers are letting employees work from home when possible, has resulted in a somewhat precedented scenario where the number of people staying home and going online — either to work or to stream a variety of media content — is perhaps higher than it’s ever been at any other time in h ...