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England game caused internet surge

Slovenia match spurred massive boost in web activity
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England match against Slovenia caused a number of ISPs to reevaulate the impact of football events on their networks after seeing a large increase in internet.

According to Thinkbroadband, the surge in usage was caused by the match taking place within office hours for most people.

Easynet Connect reported that its business broadband services saw a 226 per cent increase in web traffic compared to a normal day, while another business broadband provider Fuidata, saw it net traffic double as soon as the game started.

Meanwhile the London internet exchange point LONAP doubled its traffic levels and set its own record of 29.5Gbps, and according to the BBC, the total number of streams totalled 800,000.

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