Here’s a comparison of bandwidth graphs at my ISP’s point of interconnect with the National Broadband Network.
This time last year, usage spikes in the evening:
Now, the demand has flattened out somewhat with increased work from home:
Traffic is up 21 - 30% on last month according to the NBN and throughput has been recorded at 13.8Tbps:
All in all, I think Australia’s NBN is coping pretty well and the NBN should be praised for increasing bandwidth allocations for no extra charge (even if the wholesale charging model is not great).
Anyway, that’s an Australian’s view on how the networks are coping under increased load from working at home.