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#278432 15-Oct-2020 11:03
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Hey,

So in our house we watch a fair bit of online tv, I work from home, etc. and we go through about 4-500GB a month, if that. Granted there’s only two or three of us in the house but still...

I see some people mentioning much higher internet usage. Some use 10TB a month. I saw someone on here mention they use 2-3TB a day and I’m just curious, what are you doing?

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  #2585833 15-Oct-2020 11:06
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A lot of streaming (wife works from home so has TV on via Xbox/PC), ditto with kids and game updates etc.

 

I honestly don't know what my current stats would be like now since I've shifted off a lot of services from the home server to 3rd party.  And because SNMP is broken on my router, I can't really do a decent monitor session to find out.

 

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  #2585835 15-Oct-2020 11:08
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There are users that setup scripts to run speedtests to multiple servers every few minutes. In fact recently I came across someone that setup speedtests to run _continuously_, as in every 24 seconds approx

 

There are also users that simply setup bittorrent to download every TV show//movie from their favourite tracker and upload them for a set period of time with no intention of actually watching the shows themselves - then after a few days or a week the files are automatically deleted.

 

Personally I wish electricity was flat rate so I could run the air conditioner 24/7 to keep the house cool during summer but have a fan heater under my desk to keep my feet warm since I don't like wearing socks.

 

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  #2585836 15-Oct-2020 11:09
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We use about 1.5 TB - 2 TB/month. Streaming in HD/UHD when available, plus pretty much stopped using DVB-T and favour the Vodafone TV Gen 2 (which streams Freeview channels with catchup option). Work from home (both me and wife). Backups (to OneDrive and Bacblaze).





 

 

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  #2585843 15-Oct-2020 11:19
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Talkiet:

There are users that setup scripts to run speedtests to multiple servers every few minutes. In fact recently I came across someone that setup speedtests to run _continuously_, as in every 24 seconds approx



Hahahahaha. That is gold!


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Personally I wish electricity was flat rate so I could run the air conditioner 24/7 to keep the house cool during summer but have a fan heater under my desk to keep my feet warm since I don't like wearing socks.




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  #2585859 15-Oct-2020 11:47
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250GB - 750GB per month, typical about 350GB. Working remotely 3-4 days a week in IT, lots of video meetings, a little bit of streaming maybe a couple of hours a day max, otherwise just standard corporate stuff but intensive use of cloud computing so online a lot. The usage went up about 100GB per month when I started working remotely.


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  #2585860 15-Oct-2020 11:49
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Talkiet:

 

There are users that setup scripts to run speedtests to multiple servers every few minutes. In fact recently I came across someone that setup speedtests to run _continuously_, as in every 24 seconds approx

 

 

And they're the ones that complain "I keep seeing this weird ping spike on my connection............"

 

 





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  #2585862 15-Oct-2020 11:59
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4 of us in the house. 

 

1 Gamer/streamer/part-time Graphic Artist (13 y/o)

 

2 adults occasional streaming/social media and 1 of us WFH (me)

 

1 15yo streaming/occasional gaming/social media

 

 

 

We use around 1.2-1.5GB a month. 

 

EDIT: That should say TB not GB

 

 

 

 





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  #2585867 15-Oct-2020 12:05
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When threads like this come up I am always impressed at how much some people manage to use. I normally only go through about 60Gb a month!


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  #2585874 15-Oct-2020 12:13
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I use 10tb a month as:

 

1) I work from home - a bunch of my use comes from that.
2) I have a couple of servers running here hosting a few things.
3) I also run a VPN to my parents who use my NAS over it. My NAS mirrors to Crashplan.
4) I also have Plex running for sharing my own personal media library.

 

We also stream in 4K - my partner does quite a bit of digital art. Things like Reddit, TikTok etc use a fair bit too. I'm always streaming YouTube. It all adds up.





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  #2585884 15-Oct-2020 12:41
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I remember being on 5GB plan with Orcon and surviving.... :) Then got given 1TB of data a month for a year, worked out if I was transferring data non-stop that whole time, I'd only be able to hit about 600GB a month .... 





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  #2585889 15-Oct-2020 12:44
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I'm much the same as @michaelmurphy with my usage.  A bunch of services running in the cupboard.  VOD and streaming every day/night.  Plex server for personal media.  Oh and every time I launch MS Flight Sim 2020 it seems to need another bloody 25GB update.

 

 


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  #2585921 15-Oct-2020 13:42
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Handsomedan:

 

We use around 1.2-1.5GB a month. 

 

 

Is that a typo? LOL!


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  #2585953 15-Oct-2020 15:44
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Having unlimited, I simply don't look or don't care anymore.  As long as it's working that's all that matters now.    

 

 





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  #2585967 15-Oct-2020 16:31
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halper86:

 

Handsomedan:

 

We use around 1.2-1.5GB a month. 

 

 

Is that a typo? LOL!

 

Ha ha...yeah. Should say TB, not GB

 

 

 

DOH!!





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  #2586094 15-Oct-2020 23:52
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500-750GB/mo between 3 people streaming etc


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