Excerpt from Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s In response to COVID-19 — and shift to remote work, school — tech services firms change policies:
To help make sure no one misses a video conference call from their boss or a timed virtual test from their teacher, Comcast moved last week to offer free internet service for low income individuals and to give all of its customers two extra months of unlimited data for no additional charge.
Will America’s systems be able to keep up with what could be a crush of demand? Probably, said Martin Weiss, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information. That’s partly because cloud-based technology has made it easier to scale up quickly.