Feeling the Pain of Internet Congestion Business applications are now competing with a lot of different types of internet traffic as more people are working from home. Compared to internet-reliant business communications and applications, typical residential internet use consists of a lot of “bulk data.” Bulk data includes streaming media, video games, casual web browsing, and other entertainment-based consumption. When sharing an internet connection with multiple residential users who are on platforms using bulk data, business users’ data gets squeezed and they feel the pain of choppy VoIP calls and video conferences.
Rural users face even more challenges. Internet connections in rural communities are frequently slower, have higher latency, and are less reliable.
To keep bulk data from disrupting at-home work, we need tools and technology to prioritize business applications and make sure they are running optimally on the internet connections available to each household.