With millions of people working and learning from home during the pandemic, internet networks are set to be strained to the hilt.
Derek Pando rarely had problems with his home internet service — until last week. That was when he began working from his house because of the coronavirus.
Mr. Pando, 35, a tech worker in Palo Alto, Calif., immediately started using work applications like video conferencing that ate up a lot of data. And he shared his internet service — which was built atop a premium broadband internet package from Comcast and a state-of-the-art home Wi-Fi network — with his wife, who was also working at home, and their two children, who at times streamed movies.