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Oct 10 2014   11:34AM GMT

London Zoo threatens office broadband

Clare McDonald Profile: Clare McDonald

Tags:
Google
television
Tortoise
United Kingdom
YouTube

During the World Cup this year, offices across the UK likely saw a spike in bandwidth usage as keen fans streamed live matches to their desks.

But the squeeze isn’t over yet, as London Zoo is working with Google to provide Live YouTube feeds of the Otter, Meerkat and Tortoise enclosures, allowing you to view the cute little critters as they get on with their day.

In addition to ensuring no one gets any work done, this can also take its toll on bandwidth – so network administrators should keep a close eye on usage…if they can tear their eyes away from the fluffy vlogging fiends.

The cameras are acting as a trial for the future use of television whitespaces to monitor and protect endangered animals.

Downtime expects a huge spike on Tuesdays as depressed employees struggle to cope with the demands of the working week.

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