said by PapaMidnight:
I'd like to see nominal proof of that 1% declarator - especially in light of more and more people using online video such as HBO GO, Netflix, and even YouTube (where more and more videos are going HD).
It's actually well under 1% that uses more than 250 GB in a month. And of course, 500 GB would be even less than that.
As shown in the latest Measuring Broadband America report from the FCC, the 50th percentile for monthly traffic on a cable connection is around 30 GB. The 99th percentile is around 120 GB.
This was in April 2012. There may have been some growth since then, but probably not enough to double all the numbers.
This data was measured by putting a data-collection box right after the modem. Therefore, it should be fairly accurate.