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Networks coping, but future traffic impossible to predict

News | 03/25/2020 5:48 pm EDT
House of Commons staff clean desks before ministers give an update on the government's measures to help Canadians with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic in Ottawa on Mar. 18, 2020./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

Experts say Canada’s telecommunications networks are currently handling a spike in residential data consumption caused by the working from home surge, but a lack of certainty around how the COVID-19 pandemic will develop means it’s almost impossible to project whether usage will continue to grow. 

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