FCC: Network Traffic Has Increased with Spike in Suburban, Exurban, and Daytime Usage

Chmn Pai Hears Update from Broadband and Telephone Service Providers

The Chairman heard from providers across the country who
reported network usage had risen about 20-35% for fixed networks and 10-20% for cellular networks in recent weeks, with increased demand in suburban, exurban, and residential areas and during daytime hours. In general, company representatives reported that their networks were holding up quite well, and they expected that resilience to continue.

NCTA�s dashboard: https://www.ncta.com/COVIDdashboard

USTelecom�s network performance page:

CTIA�s network performance page: https://www.ctia.org/the-wirelessindustry/managing_our_wireless_networks-covid-19

The Chairman�s call with companies included Altice USA, AT&T, CenturyLink, Charter, Cincinnati Bell, Consolidated Communications, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Frontier, Hughes, Mediacom, Northwest Fiber, Sprint, T-Mobile, TDS Telecom, TracFone, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, ViaSat, and Windstream.