As America climbs out of the COVID-19 pandemic, cable’s broadband networks continue to prove their ability to handle unprecedented spikes in internet traffic—from the state lockdowns of last spring when more people than ever before connected online, to the present day as businesses and schools begin to experiment with new hybrid working models. But no matter what the “new normal” will be, one certainty is the importance of a reliable and robust broadband connection.

As we step back and assess how networks handled the pandemic surge in traffic, a new report by Cartesian, a consulting group with expertise in telecommunications, shines some light on how traffic flows over the network, how much bandwidth popular applications utilize, and how multi-person household needs vary depending on usage patterns.

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