The National Broadband Network is well placed to deal with increased demand for services in Tasmania, says its local manager.
Tasmania NBN local manager Russell Kelly said they had experienced a 6 per cent increase in usage in the last week during the day.
Coronavirus: All the latest updates on COVID-19 for Tasmania
"The busiest time for the NBN is in the evening when people are streaming television, movies, TV shows and that is generally about 40 per cent more usage in the evening than there is during the day," he said
IN OTHER NEWS:
"During the day the network is usually used less, now as more people move home to study and to work online we are expecting that the usage will increase during the day.
"However, there is still a lot of headroom before the day time use approaches what we would ordinarily see during the evening so we are still tracking well."
Satellite services which supply more than 4000 customers in Tasmania have been expanded to allow increased usage.
Mr Kelly said the Sky Muster service was invaluable for people in remote areas.
"It is very important for the Bass Strait islands, it is the NBN service that people can get when there is nothing else available," he said.
Sign up to one of our many newsletters: