It is a little strange that competing stories say the Internet is just fine, and others paint doom for the same. There will be outages all the time, and they will appear more annoying as more people are at home. Stay nimble, and remember that most mobile carriers now offer tethering (using your phone as a hotspot), and have added additional bandwidth at no extra charge.

According to US network intelligence firm ThousandEyes, network outages across the globe were seen to rise across March, reaching previously unseen levels.

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