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Budget effect - Lots of streaming

Budget effect - Lots of streaming

Budget effect - Lots of streaming

The Chancellor delivered the last Budget before the General Election yesterday and plenty of people tuned in to watch. And of course that means that people watched online as well as on television. We saw approximately double the amount of iPlayer traffic during the Budget than a normal weekday afternoon. iplayer Budget When looking at where that traffic came from the vast majority was on our business accounts - people that probably don't have access to a television in their office. business streaming With the General Election now only weeks away it's going to be interesting how the Internet will come in to play. We're expecting an increase in usage in the run-up and certainly more traffic on night of the election and the following day as people check online to see what's happening and watch the various different news streams. Dave Tomlinson Plusnet plc

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thnks, very interesting.
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Is any one bothered.
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Very interesting indeed, you also have to be careful of infected sites, even the redirects. This may not be as big as the presidential elect but it's still a feeding ground for cybercrims Smiley
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[...] iPlayer hit 1.7 Gbits/second this afternoon, a record for a political steam and much more than the budget earlier this year, BBC iPlayer traffic at this time in the day is usually 0.8 Gbits/second. We often see increased [...]