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  # 2354865 17-Nov-2019 07:13
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When we first got Telecom home broadband, our monthly allowance was 1gb. Oh how things change. 
Average now for us is 300gb. 


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  # 2354906 17-Nov-2019 07:39
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Hmm guessing I'm below average 8 - 10gb per month.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2354908 17-Nov-2019 07:54
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Average of probably 5-10TB per month. Last month was a bit higher at approx. 25TB.

 

Many site-to-site backups, a massive (approx. 100TB) shared PLEX library, plus the usual streaming devices.


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  # 2354910 17-Nov-2019 07:58
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Mine is about 100-200GB a month (with 4 people in the house).


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  # 2354911 17-Nov-2019 08:01
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The huge variation here is interesting.

 

I live alone and use about 60Gb. I have Vodafone TV but don't use it that much because I'm too busy with work commitments.


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  # 2354965 17-Nov-2019 09:01
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I've lost track......   I remember back in the days of a 5GB plan from Orcon was enough.....  :D 

 

Since July, my server has done 6TB (Bit Meter OS), desktops, who knows. 

 

Id say an average household into their streaming media will be doing around 2TB a month.

 

 





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  # 2354973 17-Nov-2019 09:14
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Most of our viewing is streaming...... but only seem to hit between 100 - 140GB usually. Never over 180


 
 
 
 


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  # 2354991 17-Nov-2019 10:02
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Peppery:  Plus, judging by this comment I’m sure we aren’t even near the top ;)

 

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  # 2355038 17-Nov-2019 10:27
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danielfaulknor:

 

Peppery:  Plus, judging by this comment I’m sure we aren’t even near the top ;)

 

404?

 

 

Someone put a space in the link, and Geekzone filtered it as malicious. 

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=85&topicid=254277#2290502

 

 

 

I would expect if you have HD/1080p streaming it would be around 50GB per month depending on usage (2-3 hours per day?)

 

If you have 4K streaming then 200-300GB again depending on usage.

 

Gaming doesn't use very much apart from 2-10GB updates and how frequently they occur.

 

Family of 5 with 2x4K devices and laptops that only do HD. (averaging around 800GB and a peaks of 1.2 and 2TB over the year)

 

IMHO if you're sustaining over 1TB per month then you are either torrenting all the time or creating a whole lot of video content and uploading it continually.

 

Nothing else apart from video content creates much sustained traffic, and most ISPs deliver their video content from local CDNs they deploy in their network or peer with locally.

 

 





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  # 2355051 17-Nov-2019 10:51
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When we had a data cap we were always under 150 GB/m. After we went to unlimited, we started streaming all TV so it is certainly much higher now, but since there is no easy way to monitor it, I have no idea what it is. Our devices are 1080p, no 4k, no torrents, just NZ and Oz IPTV, some on-demand, some YouTube. You figure it out.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2355052 17-Nov-2019 10:53
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BarTender:

 

IMHO if you're sustaining over 1TB per month then you are either torrenting all the time or creating a whole lot of video content and uploading it continually.

 

Nothing else apart from video content creates much sustained traffic, and most ISPs deliver their video content from local CDNs they deploy in their network or peer with locally.

 

 

You forget things like offsite backups





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  # 2355060 17-Nov-2019 11:12
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hio77:

 

BarTender:

 

IMHO if you're sustaining over 1TB per month then you are either torrenting all the time or creating a whole lot of video content and uploading it continually.

 

Nothing else apart from video content creates much sustained traffic, and most ISPs deliver their video content from local CDNs they deploy in their network or peer with locally.

 

 

You forget things like offsite backups

 

 

 

 

Yep. I do 5-10TB/month, and a good chunk of that is backup traffic





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  # 2355092 17-Nov-2019 13:04
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TheMantis:

 

Average of probably 5-10TB per month. Last month was a bit higher at approx. 25TB.

 

Many site-to-site backups, a massive (approx. 100TB) shared PLEX library, plus the usual streaming devices.

 

 

I'm jealous. I thought I was doing well with 1/4 of that on my Plex server lol





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  # 2355237 17-Nov-2019 17:26
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hio77:

 

BarTender:

 

IMHO if you're sustaining over 1TB per month then you are either torrenting all the time or creating a whole lot of video content and uploading it continually.

 

Nothing else apart from video content creates much sustained traffic, and most ISPs deliver their video content from local CDNs they deploy in their network or peer with locally.

 

 

You forget things like offsite backups

 

 

Yep - probably ~60TB of that was backing up the server offsite, so it should calm down a bunch now that it's only incremental :)





 


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  # 2355242 17-Nov-2019 17:43
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500-600GB a month average peaking at 1.1TB earlier this year, 1 heavy user 2 others. 

 

 

 

BarTender:

 

 

 

IMHO if you're sustaining over 1TB per month then you are either torrenting all the time or creating a whole lot of video content and uploading it continually.

 

Nothing else apart from video content creates much sustained traffic, and most ISPs deliver their video content from local CDNs they deploy in their network or peer with locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4k Netflix is ~7GB an hour, 1TB is ~146 hours over a month(or ~12 hours a week with 3 people).

 

 

 

It's really not that crazy imo


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