Broadband supplier Virgin Media O2 in the present day stated “hundreds of thousands extra individuals” are working from dwelling throughout this week’s rail strikes.
A spokesperson stated: “Because of the nationwide strikes this week, hundreds of thousands extra persons are working from dwelling and counting on their broadband providers.
“Virgin Media O2 noticed a peak 5% week-on-week raise on Tuesday in its broadband upstream site visitors, because of the improve of video calls on platforms reminiscent of Zoom and Microsoft Groups.
“The corporate additionally noticed a ten% week-on-week improve in downstream site visitors, with ranges up round 1.5 terabits per second (Tbps) to 17.0Tbps over the day.”
In the meantime, location know-how agency TomTom has printed figures displaying the extent of street congestion at 9am was increased than the identical time final week in London, however was decrease or comparatively secure in a number of different cities.
- In London, congestion ranges elevated from 75% on June 16 to 83% in the present day.
- In Glasgow, congestion ranges fell from 40% to 36%.
- In Liverpool, congestion ranges fell from 49% to 47%.
- In Manchester, congestion ranges rose from 64% to 66%.
The figures replicate the proportion of extra time required for journeys in contrast with free-flow circumstances.