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  #3036075 13-Feb-2023 16:49
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raytaylor:

 

Here is a sample of ~1,600 subscribers on our rural fixed wireless network (30-50mbit services) 
Data usage for the month of december 2022. Customer Names redacted.

 

There is probably approx another ~250 that are IOT devices, water pump monitoring or milking sheds that use less than 1gb of data and didnt appear in the report. 

 

Being rural, data usage is probably less than your typical urban user. 

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GC78uppd8l_z_LljW5OKN8SAG4HO4HYbR1Sc3nbQf7c/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

Interesting

 

49 users out of 1,677 (~3%) use > 1TB/month, and together they consume 75.6TB out of 427.1TB (~18%) of the data - this is the same as the bottom 798 users (~48%)

 

The average user consumes ~255GB data/month

 

The bottom 164 users (~10%) each consume <10GB/month, together consuming ~600GB


 
 
 

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  #3036103 13-Feb-2023 18:07
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Lias:

 

Talkiet:

 

I've seen indications in this thread that some people think 'normal' use is an order of magnitude higher than I have exceptionally good reason to think it actually is.

 

 

While I think you probably have a valid point about GZ usage being above average, I wonder if the data you have access to is potentially biasing you in the opposite direction. Your data as far as I know comes from Spark,  the ISP of choice for old people and the non tech savvy, who are fundamentally less likely to have as much data usage as the tech savvy or digital natives. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it actually has the lowest average usage of any ISP in the country because of the makeup of it's users.

 

 

Nah, it seems to be about right.

 

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/technology/2022/11/staggering-increase-in-kiwis-data-consumption-highlights-incredible-potential-of-fibre-network.html


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  #3036133 13-Feb-2023 19:13
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Lias:

 

While I think you probably have a valid point about GZ usage being above average, I wonder if the data you have access to is potentially biasing you in the opposite direction. Your data as far as I know comes from Spark,  the ISP of choice for old people and the non tech savvy, who are fundamentally less likely to have as much data usage as the tech savvy or digital natives. It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if it actually has the lowest average usage of any ISP in the country because of the makeup of it's users.

 

 

Thanks lol. I'll Google khaki cardigans and crocheted blankets tomorrow...

 

Be thankful. From memory ADSL came in around 1999. Telecom had a 250MB plan, good for emails and occasional browsing. $49. I think the 400MB plan was $69 and the 600MB plan for us high users was $99. The 10Gb plan was $999. Thereabouts anyway.




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  #3036187 13-Feb-2023 21:33
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Thanks lol. I'll Google khaki cardigans and crocheted blankets tomorrow...

 

Be thankful. From memory ADSL came in around 1999. Telecom had a 250MB plan, good for emails and occasional browsing. $49. I think the 400MB plan was $69 and the 600MB plan for us high users was $99. The 10Gb plan was $999. Thereabouts anyway.

 

 

I vaguely remember Telecom trialling ADSL in Wellington around that era.. it wasn't long after that we upgraded from dialup to cable with the the short lived and ill fated Chello which was speed rather than data capped. From memory then things sucked for a bit until Telecom's first unlimited offering which I think was under the Jetstream banner.





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  #3036189 13-Feb-2023 21:46
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Lias:

 

I vaguely remember Telecom trialling ADSL in Wellington around that era.. it wasn't long after that we upgraded from dialup to cable with the the short lived and ill fated Chello which was speed rather than data capped. From memory then things sucked for a bit until Telecom's first unlimited offering which I think was under the Jetstream banner.

 

 

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  #3036240 14-Feb-2023 07:27
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tdgeek:

 

Go Large or Big Time rings a bell

 

 

Yes that sounds right, if I recall it was launched under one name, then cancelled and returned a bit later with more restrictions (fair use?) under the other name.





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tdgeek:

 

Thanks lol. I'll Google khaki cardigans and crocheted blankets tomorrow...

 

Be thankful. From memory ADSL came in around 1999. Telecom had a 250MB plan, good for emails and occasional browsing. $49. I think the 400MB plan was $69 and the 600MB plan for us high users was $99. The 10Gb plan was $999. Thereabouts anyway.

 

 

I vaguely remember Telecom trialling ADSL in Wellington around that era.. it wasn't long after that we upgraded from dialup to cable with the the short lived and ill fated Chello which was speed rather than data capped. From memory then things sucked for a bit until Telecom's first unlimited offering which I think was under the Jetstream banner.

 

 

When I moved to Wellington (Tawa) in 2001, I got ADSL as soon as I moved in. I had had dial-up in Whanganui before that




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  #3036259 14-Feb-2023 09:01
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vexxxboy:

  • Anywhere from 2-5TB monthly but my uploads and downloads are pretty much the same, not sure why my uploads are so high as i dont use the cloud but i cant be bothered to find out. Streaming, gaming over 4 desktops , phones and 1 laptops.



Retired couple averaging 250 - 300GB monthly. To use more we'd have to do less.

I keep coming back to this post by vexxxboy, if our uploads were high I would have to know why. How many other multi TB users actually know what their connections are doing?

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