Internet speeds dropped, then rebounded, in some cities

North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As more people work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, internet speeds slowed down last month across the state.

But the Raleigh News & Observer reported Wednesday that speeds are rebounding in some cities.

BroadbandNow is a company that tracks prices and speeds of internet service providers. It said that speeds fell across North Carolina in late March.

For example, Charlotte and Raleigh saw median download speeds drop at least 20%. Winston-Salem experienced one of the largest drops in the nation. Its median speed fell 41%.

But in the past week, some of North Carolina’s cities have begun to see speeds increase.

Raleigh resumed its normal range of speeds. And Winston-Salem saw one of the largest improvements in the country with a nearly 40% jump.

Charlotte continued to see a slow down.

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