London Olympics could crash the internet, Cabinet Office warns

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/02/2012 20:23

British businesses are being warned that they could lose their internet connections during the Olympics due to a surge in the number of people going online at key times. The demand could be such that internet companies might be forced to ration access, according to official advice.

The warning, in the Cabinet Office's official advice, Preparing your Business for the Games, says that the country's telecoms system may be unable to cope with demand to access the internet in certain areas. Businesses are being encouraged to offer staff flexible working arrangements to try to ease the pressure.

To read this report in The Observer in full, see:
www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/feb/05/london-olympics-crash-internet

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