Premier league bonanza leads to record internet traffic spike

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20th October 2022: Last night’s Premier League matches (Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United, Liverpool v West Ham, Everton v Newcastle, Brentford v Chelsea, Bournemouth v Southampton) streamed on Amazon resulted in a record spike in internet usage, according to new network data from connectivity provider TalkTalk.

The new peak record of 9.105Tbps – the equivalent to downloading 379 hours of HD video per second – was set on TalkTalk’s network last night at 21:20, overtaking the previous record of 8.715Tbps set on April 27th.

The previous record, which reached 8.715Tbps, was triggered by both the latest Call of Duty Warzone Season 3 update and streams of the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Villarreal CF on the same day – however this time, football fans alone managed to surpass the previous peak suggesting more are choosing enjoy their favourite sports from the comfort of their homes.

TalkTalk’s Chief Technology Officer Phil Haslam says: “Last night’s new peak record is a reminder of the ever-growing demand for superfast, reliable connectivity. And we expect internet usage to continue rising as we enter the winter months and people seek ways to save money while spending time with friends and family.”

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