Claimed usage for that month
So, after our several times of going over their arbitrary caps, suddenlink has finally decided to retroactively charge (not for all the times, just the latest one) us for going over. However, as some people have noted, there is very often a large delay between when you dl something and when they actually update their meters. Some people will probably note their little disclaimer added at the bottom of their faulty meter that goes a little something like what I have in picture one. However, for the month we're being charged for, they charged us for all the usage they claim we had on the last day, during which, obviously, we couldn't check our usage as it is never up to date. Obviously this can cause a bit of problem when one sees the so claimed usage of that last day in picture two.
Needless to say, when you can't check to see how off your meter is and you have a massive data spike, it can cause problems, especially when they don't abide by their whole delay thing. What makes it worse is they don't even label how much, numerically, they claim you used on those days, so at the very best you have an estimate.