Re: [Internet] Internet usage up 200% since upgrade to Fibe 25?
Well Pat and Judy I have bad news for you. You think bell gives 2 (you know whats) about your usage? The more you use the more they like it. That extra $80 is pure profit to them. Call it a cash cow, call it whatever you want. Its despicable they set these caps on such high speeds. If you haven't learn't your lesson by now I'm not sure how to help you.
I know your asking for insight into what might be wrong. You gotta be the bandwidth police, not rely on bell. read up on google how to monitor your bandwidth. There are many different ways.
If we assume only one user logged into netflix this would not cause much of dent but multiple users using netflix would increase usage.
It would have taken quite a few concurrent SD streams to bottle-neck a 16Mbps connection. And even if they were somehow saturating the 16Mbps connection with SD quality Netflix, a 56% increase in speed wouldn't translate to a 200%+ increase in usage. The math just doesn't work that way.
So again, if they haven't changed how much they watch Netflix, it's very unlikely to be the cause of the drastic increase in monthly internet usage.
That would also be my first suspect. Torrents seeding at 10x the speed it used to do before. Or any other P2P technology where you are suddenly uploading 10x faster than you used to do, and didn't took the time to cap the upload speed in your P2P client.