CEO of AT&T, Randall Stephenson said that the infrastructure for telecommunications is right now performing well even after the increased demand due to coronavirus pandemic outbreak. The physical stores and offices have closed. However, there is more internet usage on the domestic front as most people work from home.
AT&T Boss Said That US Internet Lines are Strained
The CEO said that there are a lot of signs of stress on the network, and there is a need to extend the networks and systems. There is increased demand, and the company is looking to augment the networks.
Coronavirus Crisis Increases Stress on the Internet
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As the physical marketplaces and workplaces shut down across the world, most of the businesses are operating remotely. Most of the tech organizations have ordered their employees to work from home. The institutions are closed, Schools are closed, and the students are attending online classes and courses.
Reduced Physical Movement Lead to more Online Activity
People are not going out of their homes, and there is an increase in online streaming and gaming. There are more video-conferencing and online meetings, and all this has stressed the internet service providers across the globe.
High Investments in Communication Infrastructure Paying off in times of crisis
He accredited the excellent performance of the massive investment of the US in the communications infrastructure not only in AT&T but other providers like Verizon and T-Mobile. He further added that the Billions and Billions of dollars invested in the communications infrastructure are coming handy in time of national crisis.
CEO Discussed in an exclusive Interview
He discussed all these pointers in an exclusive interview with CNN. He said that the current work from home culture, if it comes in effect, will have a long-term impact on the way people work, and the company is thinking a lot about it lately.
Work from Home Culture to Impact Businesses
He further added that the work from home culture is going to impact businesses, and the companies need to rethink their strategies on how they function. In the current crisis, technology has come up “a great enabler of communication and allowing people to do work from home, childcare, and work at the same time. [I] think when we come out of this, this is exactly what we’re going to see.”