According to a report by OpenVault, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven U.S. broadband customers’ average monthly data consumption up 47% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to Q1 of 2019.
New reporting from GlobalData’s company filing analytics database suggests the effects of the COVID-19 crisis are intensifying for many industries, including retail, automotive, and travel & tourism.
From 2014 to 2018, U.S. broadband providers invested 31% more than their European counterparts. Today, U.S. download speeds are holding steady despite an unprecedented increase in internet traffic due to social distancing.
Riddhiman Das, founder of the encryption company TripleBlind, has developed a new technology that can preserve privacy when community health organizations collect vital health information from smartphones to help slow the spread of coronavirus.
According to a new Gartner, Inc. survey of financial leaders and CFOs, nearly three-quarters said they would shift at least 5% of their previous onsite workforce to remote positions after the coronavirus crisis ends and about a quarter said they would shift at least 20% of their on-site positions to remote work.
According to a 2019 National Compensation Survey, a small share of U.S. workers are offered a telework benefit by their employer. Those that do have this perk tend to be higher-income “knowledge workers” and people who do most of their work on computers.
AT&T is working with XENEX to add global wireless connectivity to their LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots, allowing them to collect vital performance and operational information that can help reduce infection rates in hospitals and healthcare facilities.
A recent survey by Skykes on Americans’ perceptions and experiences regarding telehealth found that while few respondents had received telehealth services in the past, a majority expressed an increased willingness to try virtual care in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.