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#303369 5-Feb-2023 12:24
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I saw a few threads about monthly home internet usage but its a few years old and thought I should start a new thread to see if anyone who has posted in the previous threads have notice they used a lot more internet than previously.

Can you also state what speed tier you have, amount of gigabytes/terabytes you use monthly and what you use it for.

I’ll start
• Fibre 300 plan
• Average between 2.5-3TB monthly
• Streaming videos and tv shows, Live TV, social media, video/audio calls & backups to the cloud

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  #3032087 5-Feb-2023 12:36
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  • Gigabit plan
  • Anywhere from 2-5TB monthly
  • Streaming anything and everything
  • Gaming
  • Home server running various services inc remote backups for friends and 24/7 "radio" (https://www.xpd.co.nz/radio/)

Devices connected are 4 phones, 2 desktop PC's, 4 laptops, Xbox, PS3, TV, tablet, server (old desktop), Linux box (old SFF HP)

 

Think thats it.......

 

So yes, using a LOT more :D Considering I was surviving on 5Gb monthly about 7 years ago ;)

 

 

 

 





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  #3032093 5-Feb-2023 12:50
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  • Gigabit plan.
  • 202GB last month (190GB down, 12GB up)

1x family PC, 1x HTPC, 1x tablet, 2x laptops, 3x phones, 1x Grid Connect.

 

 


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  #3032098 5-Feb-2023 12:56
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  • Gig plan
  • 2-6tb monthly
  • WFH (e.g. VPN/RDP/Teams), gaming, streaming audio/video, home servers




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  #3032146 5-Feb-2023 13:05
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  • 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.




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  #3032152 5-Feb-2023 13:28
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I'm on rural WISP, 30 mbps down, fibre not available. Not a gamer and the only Internet user so capacity is adequate for my needs. I stream all TV but do not do much beyond that, around 400-500 GB monthly. Fortunately what I have works well for me so I don't feel deprived.

 

  





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  #3032159 5-Feb-2023 13:59
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Between 7TB to 13TB looking at the last 6 months of totals. Gigabit plan.

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  #3032234 5-Feb-2023 15:53
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gehenna: Between 7TB to 13TB looking at the last 6 months of totals. Gigabit plan.


Has your ISP contacted you about your usage lol?



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  #3032238 5-Feb-2023 16:04
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Dochart:
gehenna: Between 7TB to 13TB looking at the last 6 months of totals. Gigabit plan.


Has your ISP contacted you about your usage lol?

 

Why would they do that? 13TB/month is only about 40Mbps continuous, 24x7, even while you sleep.

 

I consider myself a very heavy user, WFH, stream lots (often multiple things at once - like multiple sports), offsite continuous backups but minimal downloading of TV/Movies (streaming is just way more convenient) and I'm on FibreMax - I do about 1-2TB / month.

 

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  #3032239 5-Feb-2023 16:06
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Fibre 300 plan

 

I was using 90-100GB/month during the F1 season, up to 140Gb if there were four F1 Grand Prix during a month.
Now that F1 is back on Sky, I'm extremely unlikely to exceed the 60GB/month base of the Spark Unplan


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  #3032248 5-Feb-2023 16:34
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Fibre 300 plan, one user, 6+ hours usage per day

 

typical usage:   500GB per month

 

max usage:   1TB per month





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  #3032259 5-Feb-2023 17:16
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Talkiet,

I know in the past they use to have a fair use policy on their unlimited plans but from what you said I’m guessing they got rid of it.

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  #3032260 5-Feb-2023 17:45
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Somewhere between 300-500GB a month. Household of 2 adults (one frequently WFH), 2 children with their own devices. Fibre 300 plan, provider is Spark.


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  #3032262 5-Feb-2023 17:52
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about 148gb, 2 laptop, google tv, 2 x phones, 1 x grid connect 1 x camera


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  #3032265 5-Feb-2023 18:00
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My usage is really sporadic. Some months I can use more than 1 TB, meanwhile last month I used 60 GB... and I've used another 60 GB so far this month and we're only on day five. I'm glad that I have a flat-rate plan or I'd actually have to think about what I'm doing with it :)


  #3032268 5-Feb-2023 18:12
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I'm on a Gigabit plan just because I can. I have no idea what my current usage is, as long as my ISP doesn't cute me off or throttle me for breach of fair use then I really don't care.


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