- NBC is streaming the games live online, which taxes highly-valuable bandwidth
- Councilman Dennis Zine: Taxpayers aren’t paying city workers to watch the Olympics on their computers
The top technology officer for Los Angeles is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work, saying it could cause a computer meltdown.
The Los Angeles Times reports that city tech guru Randi Levin sent an email Tuesday asking workers to stop watching the London games because the city was experiencing a high volume of traffic.
City officials put out the warning on the same day that U.S. teams competed in gymnastics and soccer competitions.
Watching online: Alexandra Raisman of the U.S. performs on the balance beam during the women’s gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena yesterday
NBC is streaming the games live online, which taxes highly-valuable bandwidth reported the Los Angeles Times.
‘We are experiencing a high volume of traffic due to people watching the Olympics online,’ wrote Councilman Dennis Zine in an email sent to thousands of workers yesterday morning.