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Author Topic: How's your usage these days?  (Read 177 times)


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How's your usage these days?
« on: May 06, 2021, 11:48:10 AM »

I'm nosey, so interested in how people's usage is going. Had the idea from another thread. With the increase in speeds and increased availability of some applications be interesting to see how people are rolling.

My last 14 days of graph are attached. I can't give my usage in GB/month across the services as I don't hold it and neither do 2 of them either.

My monthly usage, exceptional things removed, is ~700 GB/month with just two of us here and 1.1 TB/month when daughter is back from university. This is total across all 3 lines.

My Zen and BT 900s run at 3 Mbit/s 95th percentile, 300:1 ratio from nominal maximum, my Faelix 300 1 Mbit/s 95th percentile. Same ratio.

In a 30 month day a 900 Mbit/s service running at maximum can push 291.6 TB, a 300 Mbit 97.2 TB = 680.4 TB/month.

So we use less than 1/660th of maximum capacity across 24 hours and 1/300th 95% of the time.

Usage has remained constant in the past year.

I appreciate this seems insanely low given the services I have but usage doesn't scale linearly with bandwidth available, or close to it, burst changes.
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2021, 01:19:56 PM »

Apparently, according to VM we used 236GB last month, so not much at all. Unfortunately it only shows the previous month's usage.
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2021, 07:58:23 PM »

I use about 500-700GB a month (both ways) according to DSL stats Traffic on a 64Mbps Plusnet connection - I stream a lot and download a lot and game sometimes - I'm housebound so have nothing better to do than study online or stream a documentary on YouTube or Netflix on TV - I'm into fiction I love to learn - I am of the opinion that if I cant currently work then I can study thanks to the internet and websites like this (thanks everyone)

edit: last month was 600GB
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 08:26:00 PM by snadge »
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 08:52:07 PM »

I think tx and rx may be reversed in these graphs.

This does include management traffic bridged to the modems and constant router monitoring.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2021, 08:56:54 PM by Alex Atkin UK »
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #4 on: Today at 01:18:07 AM »

Haven't got a clue.   My usuage has changed drastically from what it was a few years ago.    I thought PN had a VMBU page, but I cant find it now.   Last time I looked it was ~100GB from mostly streaming.    But the past few months I havent really been watching movies or using netflix.   There will some some months when my usage has been nil except for what the cats and Alexa have ued as I've been in hospital a few times for long periods... but wouldnt be surprised if this months was less than 50GB.
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #5 on: Today at 01:29:49 AM »

About 15GB/month, maximum.
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 06:57:11 AM »

Around 50 GB a month.


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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #7 on: Today at 08:06:51 AM »

No idea at all - isn't that why we have 'unlimited' packages?
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Re: How's your usage these days?
« Reply #8 on: Today at 09:37:18 AM »

A picture of recent months from A & A:

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