It's Almost Christmas. Is Anyone Still on the Internet?

For a short period over the Christmas holiday, people use the Internet less than usual. For most of the week, though, they spend more time online than usual
Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Offices everywhere are emptying as people head home for a few days of light dining and constructive political conversations with relatives. But is the Internet as much of a ghost town as your workplace over the holiday season? Nope. Internet usage is likely to be higher than usual for the rest of the week, according to Sandvine, a firm that tracks Internet traffic. The only exception: a few hours on Christmas Eve, when people have no choice but to put away devices and talk to one another.

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