royal wedding traffic record
Considered to be among the most highly-anticipated events in recent years, the marriage of the newly-appointed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought massive loads of traffic to sites which were offering live coverage of the event, and causing at least one major media outlet to buckle under the pressure.
At roughly 11:13, the BBC first gave word of technical difficulties it was suffering in its online coverage of the event. Then 17 minutes later, the site would issue an official statement explaining the issue.
"We are experiencing some technical issues with BBC Online due to the sheer weight of traffic which may cause the site to be slower than normal in some cases," the BBC said in the statement.
The BBC was not the only site to experience heavy traffic from the event. Video streaming service LiveStream offered its own coverage of the event, and the stream reportedly drew record traffic numbers.
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