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Wednesday, January 27 • 11:05am - 11:35am
Resiliency & Network Performance: When A Low Impact, High Impact Event Happens

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Internet architects designed the network to withstand nuclear war, a “low probability, high impact" event. While never tested by cataclysmic war, the pandemic has presented the most widespread "low probability, high impact" test of the Internet to date. According to many studies Internet traffic surged during COVID, fueled by work and school at home, gaming, and, most significantly, video streaming. Cloudflare observed that it's "hard to imagine another utility coping" with a similar surge. Our panel will explore how the Internet is handling the pandemic Internet surge and what lessons can be learned from this network test.

Here are the papers mentioned in this morning's chat:
- Characterizing Service Provider Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States Paper
- John Graham Cumming, Cloudflare

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Tim Lordan

Curator, State of the Net, Internet Education Foundation
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Nick Feamster

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Center for Data and Computing, University of Chicago
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Matt Tooley

VP of Broadband Technology, NCTA

Wednesday January 27, 2021 11:05am - 11:35am EST