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The Doctor

join:2011-11-25
Montreal,Qc
Reviews:
·ELECTRONICBOX

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reply to bt

Re: [Internet] Internet usage up 200% since upgrade to Fibe 25?

If we assume only one user logged into netflix this would not cause much of dent but multiple users using netflix would increase usage.

The faster the connection the more one uses without noticing we do more because it's done faster.

Youtube/netflix/hulu so many sites to eat up our bandwith.

It's possible that the wifi connection is being used by someone else as bell wifi key/password are very weak first thing i changed when the tech left when i had fibe 25/7 installed few months ago.


bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1

said by The Doctor:

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.


The Doctor

join:2011-11-25
Montreal,Qc

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I am still trying to figure out how 3-4 people could use up so much bandwith during a month if none of their habits changed.
If bitorrent & netflix was used would drive usage but not 200% either


kovy

join:2009-03-26
kudos:8

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depends if you upload at 10mbps vs 800kbps.



RMerlin

join:2009-10-09
Montreal, QC

said by kovy:

depends if you upload at 10mbps vs 800kbps.

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.