The China Virus freak out is forcing a fundamental transformation of many of the world’s societies.
A billion-plus people who would be going to work and church, restaurants and bars – are forced by governments to stay home.
So everything tactile – has become digital.
Work has become telework.
Church congregations have become mass teleconferences.
I have friends who would normally go out as a gaggle on weekend evenings – staying in as a gaggle on weekend evenings. Digitally connecting and drinking together – separately.
And of course we are streaming infini-bytes-of-data-worth of movies and TV shows – to while away the government freak out hours.
All of this is made possible – by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The Comcasts, AT&Ts, Verizons and Charters of the world.
Here in the US, ISPs have spent the last quarter-century spending more than a trillion dollars building our Internet infrastructure.
The China Virus $20 Trillion Question?
- Can U.S. Internet Infrastructure Handle Increased Demand?
- Is the Internet Resilient Enough to Withstand Coronavirus?
- So We’re Working From Home. Can the Internet Handle It?
- Can the Internet Handle the Strain of Everyone Working from Home? Or Will It Buckle Under Pressure?
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