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Weather's Affect on the Internet

Hurricane Dorian is barrelling up the coast this week after devastating the Bahama's. The wind is beginning to pick up here in Rehoboth Beach. Edgewater Gold Radio is on the air and all systems seem to be running fine. However, yesterday, I noticed that the encoder stream was interrupted and the station's connection was lost and our backup kicked in.

Does weather affect Internet speed? Absolutely. Damage to power, phone, or cable lines can impact your connection, while a high number of concurrent users — perhaps trying to check the weather report — may slow it to a crawl.

So if you notice an interruption, weather is probably the main cause!

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