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COVID-19: Can your broadband handle the surge in remote work and distance learning?

No matter what part of the world you live in, you are likely to be affected by the recent global pandemic, COVID-19. With schools and universities closing for the remainder of the term, bars and restaurants shutting their doors, and basic essentials flying off store shelves, we are living in unsettling times. The CDC recommends that people keep a social distance, and most of this time will be spent at home. During this time we will see a massive increase in internet usage, as an estimated 35 million students are turning to online learning, and millions more working from home.

We at TTI want you to know that we are continuing to work hard to keep your internet running smoothly while millions of Americans work from home, and thousands of school children and university students turn to online learning. We understand how important it is to have a strong internet connection to access latest news updates, and use social media, email, and video chat to stay in contact with friends and family. Online gamers and Netflix watchers will also be able to watch uplifting movies and keep their spirits up and their minds engaged while we wait out this international health crisis. Our esteemed community religious leaders can continue to reach out to their congregations by streaming their services online. The internet is keeping us connected, entertained, educated and inspired without the risk of contagion.

TTI's advanced fiber optic test equipment is routinely used to test and maintain high-volume broadband networks. Our top-of-the-line OTDRs and OSAs will be available for use to increase bandwidth and expand online networks in response to the recent surge in internet usage. These products can also test structural issues and help find breaks in fibers and repair existing fibers, to keep your internet running at full capacity, right when our global community needs it most.

We would also like to reassure our customers that we are following all CDC guidelines for health and safety, including:

☑️Encouraging sick employees to stay home ☑️Instructing all employees to wash their hands often with soap and water ☑️Routinely cleaning frequently touched surfaces and objects

Stay brave, stay strong, and stay safe. We are working for you.



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