FCC: Network Traffic Has Increased with Spike in Suburban, Exurban, and Daytime Usage

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri Apr 3 00:00:25 UTC 2020

Chmn Pai Hears Update from Broadband and Telephone Service Providers

The Chairman heard from providers across the country who
reported network usage had risen about 20-35% for fixed networks and 
10-20% for cellular networks in recent weeks, with increased demand in 
suburban, exurban, and residential areas and during daytime hours. In 
general, company representatives reported that their networks were holding 
up quite well, and they expected that resilience to continue.

NCTA’s dashboard: https://www.ncta.com/COVIDdashboard

USTelecom’s network performance page:

CTIA’s network performance page: 

The Chairman’s call with companies included Altice USA, AT&T, CenturyLink, 
Charter, Cincinnati Bell, Consolidated Communications, Comcast, Cox, DISH, 
Frontier, Hughes, Mediacom, Northwest Fiber, Sprint, T-Mobile, TDS 
Telecom, TracFone, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, ViaSat, and Windstream.

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