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Akamai’s web traffic monitor that shows its networks are seeing 50% more web traffic than average.
Akamai CEO Tom Leighton told Business Insider that the company has even seen double the web traffic so far in 2020 compared with Q1 2019. It partly has to do with an increased reliance on the internet amid coronavirus concerns, as people are encouraged to employ “social distancing” to stem the spread of the virus.
Despite the extra web traffic, Akamai’s CEO Tom Leighton told Business Insider that its systems are running normally.
If internet users were to experience any interruption, it would be slower internet in general, but nothing of major concern.
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Akamai — the major content-delivery, cloud, and cybersecurity service provider that’s responsible for a good chunk of “the internet” — is currently experiencing a more than 50% increase in traffic than the average day, as reported by Akamai’s real-time web monitor.

That 50% increase is on the low side. In an interview with Business Insider — hosted over the internet, using Akamai’s services, of course — Akamai CEO Tom Leighton said the company’s peak traffic load during the first quarter of 2020 is …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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