Internet traffic in Japan has spiked as more homebound workers and students rely on video meetings and streaming content amid the COVID-19 outbreak, raising the question of how much this will affect access to networks that may until now have been taken for granted.

With more school classes set to go online later this month and more business being conducted virtually, data volumes are expected to grow. That will test the durability and stability of the nation’s internet infrastructure.

Some internet service providers have said their infrastructure can withstand more traffic, though the extent to which usage may increase, and how that may hinder uploads and downloads, remains unclear.