Will We Have Enough Broadband if Everyone is Quarantined?

Episode 1677 (1:54:44)

Tom from Los Angeles, CA

Tom is worried that the Internet will become overloaded if everyone is staying at home. Leo says that it'll work just fine. Networks are engineered with overcapacity now, and there won't be an issue. What about bandwidth caps? Leo says those were more about making money than anything having to do with capability for load. Leo also says one of the problems is people who don't have internet access and rely on work, schools or libraries, will be cut off.  And he thinks the next few months will show that. Leo also says the FCC needs to reexamine the virtual monopolies that cable and internet companies have on providing broadband. The more providers, the cheaper it is, and the wider the availability for everyone.