Given that an estimated 1 billion people around the world are expected to watch the opening ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics this Friday, according to reports, many business owners in the United States are worried that their employees may spend a considerable amount of time watching the games from their offices instead of doing their jobs. 

NBC has already announced that it will be broadcasting every sporting event online, so anyone with an internet connection can tune in to the competitions. According to The Associated Press, a grand total of 5,535 hours worth of live footage from the games will be available on the network's website, compared to 271 hours of television coverage.

Computerworld reports that since many of the most highly anticipated events will be taking place during American office hours, companies intend to keep a close eye on their personnel. Some bosses may even resort to disabling their network's streaming capabilities if employees can't resist watching specific events in real time.

In preparation for the games, the source notes that many corporations plan to send out friendly reminders to their employees about policies regarding web use at work, as well as any details about data restrictions that exist for company-supplied mobile devices.

Of course, this won't just pose a problem for businesses. People in Maryland, Washington, D.C and Virginia who have strict data plans for their mobile devices may be tempted to exceed their designated limits, which could incur fines and other penalties.

If you intend to watch the Olympics on your computer, consider having it checked by a computer repair technician beforehand to ensure that your hardware is running as it should be. The experts at Geeks On-site can provide top-quality computer repair in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C, so you won't miss a minute of the action.