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What is your home bandwidth usage?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Jul 13, 2012.

What is your home bandwidth usage per month?

  1. 0 - 25GB

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 25 - 50GB

    8 vote(s)
    24.2%
  3. 50 - 75GB

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. 75 - 100GB

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  5. 100 - 150GB

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  6. over 150GB

    9 vote(s)
    27.3%
  1. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Some are able to monitor how much bandwidth they use on their home internet connection. How much do you use?
     
  2. RasputinAXP

    RasputinAXP Kwisatz Haderach of Cordcuttery

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    We do a lot of streaming. 2 gig per day. Then I come home and do work, which tends to consume a lot of bandwidth. We crest 150 gigs regularly.
     
  3. klang

    klang Hall Of Fame

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    I picked 100-150 but our range is actually more like 50-150. We don't do much streaming but my wife and I both watch stuff through iTunes occasionally.
     
  4. kiknwing

    kiknwing Godfather

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    For June my household used 98.1 down, 15.3 up.
     
  5. Richard

    Richard Legend

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    According to Time Warner...
     

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  6. Yoda-DBSguy

    Yoda-DBSguy Hall Of Fame

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    I consistantly use anywhere from 240GB-250GB per month. For the typical user that's rather high; however I'm not normal as my wife will tell you. :grin:

    I run an stream alot with my slingbox, my kids are always using netflix and or playing multiplayer PS3 online games and I run a website as well as an FTP server.
     
  7. billsharpe

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    I'm assuming that Verizon's VOD counts in my total, so I picked over 150 gb. That said, I also download a lot of stuff to my computer each month, some automatically by Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe. Verizon FiOS has no monthly cap as yet.
     
  8. HDJulie

    HDJulie Icon DBSTalk Club

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    Being out in the boonies, we don't have cable or dsl. We used satellite for the first 4 years & had a 400MB limit per day. It was so slow that we rarely did anything online other than email & surf. Verizon finally got a 3G signal out to us & so we went to a netbook that we ICS with our router. Their highest plan was $80 for 10GB. We did that for a year & had no trouble staying under 10GB. They have a nice tool that lets you see your usage close to real time. A few months ago, we found a company that resells Verizon's 3G service & we got a 20GB plan for $60. We have yet to go over 10GB on the new plan, though. I think if we ever got "real" internet access, we still wouldn't use much. Our habits have been changed by 6 years of having to watch our usage.
     
  9. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Wow, some heavy users here. I have Time Warner and usually use between 100 to 150 GB a month. Most of it doing my DBSTalk duties and online backups but some of it doing streaming from iTunes and Netflix.

    I'm really surprised that Time Warner still hasn't put their foot down and started solid bandwidth caps. If they set the cap at about 250GB, I wouldn't have a problem but I bet many would especially those that run web servers.
     
  10. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Our Average is about 20 GB Our peak month so far this year was 53 GB

    Our G15 service allows 250 GB a month!
     
  11. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Wow! Start watching some movies! LOL
     
  12. Richard

    Richard Legend

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    My bandwidth usage is largely made up of online streaming videos (Netflix & Amazon [AmazonPrime and some stuff I have rented/bought]) and downloads for DirecTV VOD. I like to watch whole seasons of TV shows all one right after another. It makes a big difference when what you are streaming/downloading is in HD also.

    Demo downloads on PS3 and Steam can be 1GB or more, and full installs/patches for both WoW and SWTOR are around 10GB each. I also have a pretty much constant VPN connection to my workplace which adds to it as well.
     
  13. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I stream Amazon movies almost daily and my daughter watches movies on netflix nightly. Plus my computer is online all day . We do stuff, but there are only so many things you can stream or watch in a day!:lol:

    Our home internet fleet consists of:


    Directv HR34 and 23 Receiver
    LG Smart TV
    LG Blu Ray
    2 Nintendo 3DS
    Wii
    PS3
    Kindle Fire
    Toshiba Thrive
    HP Desk Top computer
    Dell Desk Top Computer
     
  14. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    I voted 50-75, but since Comcast seems to have removed their monitor, it is really only a guess.
     
  15. SayWhat?

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    No streaming to speak of. I've tried it a couple of times, but don't use it regularly.

    I haven't really found a program that I trust to be accurate to track BW. I've been using NetWorx for a while and it's showing between .5G and 1.5G per day.

    Currently I have both SeaMonkey and Opera running with about 50 or 60 tabs open. Most are boards like this, with a bunch of new sites and a few other things.
     
  16. klang

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    Check the Users and Settings tab. Top right part of the screen.
     
  17. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Our Internet provider keeps track of ours. You can check it once a day.
     
  18. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    Mine doesn't. They say since the service is unlimited, there is no reason for them to provide such a tool.
     
  19. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I check my Comcast usage monitor last night. Shows I have used 60GB this month so far. It also, to my surprise, had a note that Comcast has suspended the 250GB cap until further notice.
     
  20. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    no idea
     

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