It has been proven that the spread of the dreaded Coronavirus epidemic can be checked is through social isolation. China practised it well and European countries are presently adopting social isolation in addition to great hygiene in their bid to curb the spread of the Coronavirus epidemic which has presently killed far more persons in Italy than it did in China.
Hence, in order to avoid internet disruption, European Union officials recently enjoined streaming platforms to reduce the good quality of their videos so like to reduce the strain on Europe’s infrastructure. There were news of a spike in information, traffic by plenty of carriers across the continent like well like in North America.
In line with this directive, popular streaming platforms Netflix and YouTube have both reported plans to lower the top quality of their videos across the board. Netflix initial reported that it would only stream videos in usual top quality as it plays part in ensuring families grounded at home can yet keep up with their favourites movies with no any service disruption.
YouTube has equally reported a exact same move to stream videos in usual quality. The move is restricted to Europe as the continent battles the COVID-19 outbreak. In a statement unveiled by the tech manufacturer, it disclosed that it is “making a commitment to temporarily switch all traffic in the EU to typical definition by default.” Thus, if you are in Europe and announce a drop in video quality without having the setup of enlarging the quality, this is the reason why.netflix
The shift is a temporary measure which we believe will be in place until the social isolation efforts yield the desired result. That is, the number of new COVID-19 cases and deaths drop significantly.