On election night, intense interest throughout the country in the results of the 2020 election drove a significant increase in broadband usage. During prime time on November 3 (5pm to 8pm CT), broadband management and analytics company OpenVault estimated a 7% increase in broadband usage compared to previous Tuesdays. Usage was up even more for cord cutters, where OpenVault reported an increase of 16.4% from previous weeks.
(2/2) #TrackerTuesday Election Edition! Spikes in #broadbandusage included a 7% increase in usage from 5-8pm (CT); 10% greater at 7pm; & cord cutter usage increased 16.4%, more than double the rate of increase for all subscribers. https://t.co/0k93QPe9NI #ElectionStreaming pic.twitter.com/51Bx2oXOYz
— OpenVault (@OpenVault) November 10, 2020