You didn't think we'd make it through this without a hedge, did you? Videoconferencing is a tricky one to sort out because, although it can indeed require significant network resources, it comes in different shapes and sizes. Hosting your own videoconferences, especially in high-definition, will likely be bandwidth-intensive. Moving it to the cloud can ease some pain, as can reducing the resolution below HD, which is particularly resource-intensive. Remote workers and virtual offices that rely on retail broadband to keep everyone connected should actually be OK from a videoconferencing standpoint. That's because peak activity on those networks occurs outside of normal business hours, according to Bourque. "Teleworking is on the rise and therefore, home use of teleworking is also on the rise," he said. "But these are not the peak ISP usage hours."