The London 2012 Olympics will inevitably initiate a spike in demand for data, with increased strain being put on the country's internet infrastructure. But according to the Government, the UK is now able to cope with heightened demand.
The Government explained that it has successfully addressed the risks posed by extra demand, meaning that a download limit will not be imposed on businesses; which is something of a relief to the depressed British economy.
In February, the Government issued a cautionary statement, saying that in "very severe cases there may be drop-outs due to an increased number of people accessing the internet".
"In addition, ISPs may introduce data caps during peak times to try and spread the loading and give a more equal service to their entire customer base."
Now, however, Government officials are confident that the plans they have put in place have ruled out any prospect of a large scale internet crash. Speaking to the BBC, a spokesman explained that the situation has moved on "considerably" since the Government issued its warning.
"We do not now believe there is likely to be any impact on the UK internet infrastructure during the Olympic Games. We are still advising companies to speak to their internet service providers about the internet capacity within their buildings," the spokesperson explained.
"If a significant number of employees were to watch the live streaming of an event, it could significantly slow a company's network speed if there is not enough network capacity available."
Olympics telecoms provider BT, meanwhile, explained that it has taken every conceivable precaution to ensure that the Games are not disturbed by any major glitches. In fact, a spokesperson for BT explained that the firm has researched and studied telecoms provision for events like the Super Bowl and last year's Royal Wedding in preparation.
"As a result we've built a capacity model for our core broadband networks and we've brought forward investment and capacity increases to meet the anticipated extra demand," the spokesperson said. "On top of the extra planning and investment, we've also installed more than 475,000 Wi-fi hotspots in Greater London."