Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea and Call of Duty: The perfect storm that drove UK broadband traffic to record levels

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City AM

By Frank Dalleres The top-of-the-table Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester City pushed UK broadband traffic to record levels last week, City A.M can reveal. The eagerly anticipated fixture, which was only available to stream, helped traffic on the country’s biggest broadband network to reach a new peak of 29.1 terabits per second (Tb/s). BT and EE said the release of a new Call of Duty game and two live Champions League fixtures, including Chelsea’s trip to Borussia Dortmund, also contributed to the surge on 15 February. The broadband traffic easily beat the previous record of …

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