It’s no secret that the pandemic is putting a strain on all segments of our society – but we’re pushing forward. That resilience is largely possible thanks to one of human-kind’s greatest and most complex inventions: the internet.
A study by Parks Associates found that the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted OTT video subscriptions among households with broadband in the U.S. — over three quarters now subscribe to a service.
With more kids stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, appetite for broadband has spiked. New research from The Diffusion Group shows that in April, each additional child under 18 living at home correlated to subsequent increases in the likelihood of a broadband service upgrade.
Eyeglass company Fitz Frames recently shifted its business focus to include custom protective eyewear using app-based measurements for frontline medical workers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Singapore government announced it would deploy Spot, a robot “dog,” to patrol a local park and warn visitors via a broadcasted pre-recorded message to practice social distancing to protect themselves from coronavirus.
A new study by the Fiber Broadband Association and RVA, LLC shows significant changes in how Americans use the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic, including massive increases in video conferencing, rising utilization of telemedicine, and internet rationing in households with lower-performing internet connections.