World Cup pushes Internet to new record

Traffic to news sites during the Mexico-South Africa game peaks at 12.1 million visitors per minute last Friday.

World Cup fever pushed the Internet to a new record last Friday, according to measurements from Akamai.

Traffic to news sites globally started a steady climb about 6 a.m. Eastern time and peaked six hours later at noon, reaching nearly 12.1 million visitors per minute.

The traffic dipped going into the afternoon but stayed well above normal. The figures suggest that the Internet was most active during the Mexico-South Africa game and stayed heavy through the France-Uruguay game.

Read more of "World Cup Fever sends Internet usage to record levels" at ZDNet.


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