The lockdown and containment measures of European governments also play a role. A lot of countries have restrictions like an evening clock, closed restaurants and cancelled events, which contributes to people staying at home. Over 875 networks are connected to the Amsterdam interconnection hub, 75% of them are of European origin."This peak underlines the critical role AMS-IX has as digital mainport for Internet traffic across the globe," says AMS-IX CEO Peter van Burgel. "We saw tremendous growth in Internet traffic last year. In December last year, we reached a peak traffic of 7 Terabits per second, and in less than a year we've topped this with 2 terabits more. We live in uncertain times, but you can be sure of one thing: Internet traffic is always growing."