Can the UK's telecoms infrastructure cope with a lock down?

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UK broadband companies say they can cope with increased demand as many more people stay at home during the coronavirus crisis.

Internet service providers (ISPs) across the UK say they have contingency plans in place and that the network can deal with the extra daytime demand. Use of video conferencing applications and social chatting platforms are set to increase. Allowing employees to stay in contact even when they are isolated in their own homes.

Experts say it is unlikely that the service will crash, however people may experience slow downs in the service during particularly busy periods of usage. Especially if several people in the household are trying to access him demand services such as video calling at the same time.

Read more about the demands being put on the sector and how you might personally be affected.