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View Poll Results: How Much Internet Do You Use A Month?
<10GB 4 8.16%
10GB - 20GB 5 10.20%
21GB - 40GB 4 8.16%
41GB - 75GB 7 14.29%
76GB+ 29 59.18%
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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How Much Internet Do You Use A Month?

Having been with BSkyB for 5 years & them having stumped our internet to near dial-up speeds we decided to go fibre-optic.. And we're absolute loving it. We originally went with the 40GB p/m package, but being totally oblivious of how much usage we were actually chugging through a month we were forced to upgrade to unlimited. This whole experience has made me interested in seeing how many of you actually know how much you are using a month.

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Old Mar 12, 2013, 02:53 PM   #2
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Far too much time wasted on the internet...
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:03 PM   #3
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I have no idea how much I use a month. Quite frankly, it is probably more than I should.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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I don't have cable, I have netflix. Also, I keep the TV on almost 24/7 for background noise.

A lot?
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Quite a decent amount. But this isn't just mine. It's everyone in the household. Then I got about 500MB mobile usage as well...
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Netflix, Xbox Live, YouTube, and Rhapsody get used everyday in this household by three people, not including me. So far this month, I have downloaded 1.5GB of music, 4.5GB of iOS apps, 17GB of podcasts, 4.5GB of iTunes U content, 2.5GB of audiobooks, and 19.5GB of YouTube rips. So about 50GB on just this computer. I am going to try and download the rest of my iTunes U content tonight. So might be another 10GB in a bit.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:06 PM   #7
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It varies. Some months I can use ~50 GB, other months more than 100. Last month was 74, the previous 99. Unfortunately my ISP's usage meter only shows the three latest months so I'm not sure what my average is, but it's certainly increasing as time goes on (especially since discovering Hulu!) so I'll go for 76+.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:17 PM   #8
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I'd estimate 300-400 GB a month. Mostly Netflix/Youtube/Hulu/Steam. I don't know if there's a way for me to find out for certain.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:17 PM   #9
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Mine varies. There have been months where I have used over 300GB and some where I have used barely 20GB.

On my Nexus 7 Tablet, I have used 2GB in two weeks but that's because I have T-Mobile on it with speeds faster than my DSL so I tend to leave the cellular connection on 24/7.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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I don't know if there's a way for me to find out for certain.
I believe most ISP's provide usage monitors now, at least BT & Sky do (that's over here in UK though).
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:28 PM   #11
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About 50GB on my 3G and 100GB on my fibre optic.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:30 PM   #12
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I believe most ISP's provide usage monitors now, at least BT & Sky do (that's over here in UK though).
Mine doesn't as far as I know. Just webmail. I don't see any other page to check but I'm with a small local ISP that happens to be fiber, fast, and cheap, which doesn't make me sad at all!
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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Just on my laptop 53.8GB down/9.9GB up since it was rebooted 34 days ago. This doesn't count usage on the phone, ipad, or ps3 either.

Netflix and porn use a lot of bandwidth.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 07:53 PM   #14
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I've been averaging ~150GB/month at home, it is pretty much all Netflix and Hulu.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 09:20 PM   #15
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A lot. Not sure how much exactly though.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 11:09 PM   #16
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No idea. My ISP does not give that info out but there is no limit (or at least one I have hit) so I'm not going to worry about it .
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 01:24 PM   #17
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I don't know, but it's probably a lot. I have unlimited broadband anyway.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 01:37 PM   #18
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I remember butting up against Comcast's 250 gb limit quite often when I was single (lots of HD Netflix and other types of downloads). Probably around 50 gb per month now.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 08:33 PM   #19
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Varies on the month from 20 - 120 GB. Probably in that 20-60 range most months.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 09:03 PM   #20
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The highest my usage has ever gone was ~120GB. Usually it's well below that.
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Far too much time wasted on the internet...
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 11:38 PM   #22
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I believe most ISP's provide usage monitors now, at least BT & Sky do (that's over here in UK though).
Mine doesn't count the usage for their video site. Which I watch a lot of HD through. I'm just guessing over 76GB a month is used in my house. The official number is about 20GB. But that doesn't include the hours of HD.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:04 PM   #23
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Household has 60GB but we've been going over for a few months.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:38 PM   #24
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 07:59 PM   #25
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Over the last 6 days (when I last rebooted the router) we've used 22GB down & 4GB up.

So:

22gb / 6 days = 3.66 GB a day

3.66 GB * 30 days = 109.8 GB monthly bandwidth download.

This doesnt include video/on-demand tv as we have virgin tivo which has its own dedicated 10mbps connection, in addition to the 120mbps connection for the main broadband line.
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