As coronavirus forces remote work, YouTube reduces video quality to minimize lag
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Google's YouTube and other video streaming websites are reducing video quality from high-definition to standard-definition on a global scale.
The move comes as an effort to ease stress on internet networks as more and more people are forced to work from home amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
YouTube, Netflix and Zoom made the changes in the EU and China last week at the request of authorities, though experts say the internet's core is managing the spike in traffic just fine.