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antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
reply to neumannu47

Re: Typical Customer Data Usage

77 GB as of this morning for me. Lower than last month's.

alexintexas

join:2003-01-11
San Antonio, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to Fleeced
said by Fleeced:

You're talking about something different than I am. I don't care how much you download, I'm talking how fast can I download that game or expansion

this is the mentality all isp's try to sell SPEED. people fail to see actual data usage.

what game sites allow you to utilize your full 50Mb connection??
for that matter how many sites period allow it

said by Fleeced:

The people who do a lot of downloading/uploading are just using more of their connection for longer periods than I am.

the avg/most internet users use netflix, youtube, ps3, xbox, online gaming which NONE of these sites/services utilize no more then 3Mbps. these same sites would never go above/allow 5mbps let alone 50mbps

MURICA

join:2013-01-03

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reply to neumannu47
How do you guys get the usage tracker to work?

Mine has always said this:




said by alexintexas:

said by Fleeced:

You're talking about something different than I am. I don't care how much you download, I'm talking how fast can I download that game or expansion

this is the mentality all isp's try to sell SPEED. people fail to see actual data usage.

what game sites allow you to utilize your full 50Mb connection??
for that matter how many sites period allow it

said by Fleeced:

The people who do a lot of downloading/uploading are just using more of their connection for longer periods than I am.

the avg/most internet users use netflix, youtube, ps3, xbox, online gaming which NONE of these sites/services utilize no more then 3Mbps. these same sites would never go above/allow 5mbps let alone 50mbps

You just don't know how to use a connection. Adult sites can help fill a connection legally. A sub to Brazzers for example and you can use over 400 GB a month if you d/l all the 1080p scenes they release in that month. Manwin outputs a ton of content, and as they use 1080p MPEG-4 @ 12 Mbps as the standard for their HD scenes each scene is typically around 4 GB in size...

The big XXX networks all output >150 GB of new content each month.

Steam's got some mighty big games on their service. If you ever have a HDD crash and need to reinstall all your games from the cloud that number can get into the TB's.

It's not true that Netflix never goes above 3 Mbps. Netflix's new HD streams are now 7 Mbps. 1080p videos on YouTube average 5 Mbps, as do 1080p downloads from iTunes. And 4K videos on YouTube are encoded to 20 Mbps.

alexintexas

join:2003-01-11
San Antonio, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
said by MURICA:

The big XXX networks all output >150 GB of new content each month.

this is not typical user action no not watching porn,,,watching 150gb of it much less in 1080p

said by MURICA:

It's not true that Netflix never goes above 3 Mbps. Netflix's new HD streams are now 7 Mbps

Requirements

Netflix Super HD is included for free with your Netflix membership.
Netflix Super HD requires an internet connection with at least 5Mb/s download. Not all devices can play Super HD. Super HD is only available via Internet Providers that are part of the Open Connect network.
Click here to see the full list of supported devices.

so like me you also can not stream this, which is also 100's of millions of internet subscribers.

said by MURICA:

1080p videos on YouTube average 5 Mbps, as do 1080p downloads from itunes

they do not simply put after compression its not even that,,,sorry.
itunes??? can you max your d/l speed from itunes? i dont know i dont use it. now as for 4k video that is completly irrelavent. no consumer tv's that one could afford and to stream true 4k content you would need fiber period..


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
Premium,MVM
join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:12
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to MURICA
WRT Netflix Super HD, is TWC part of their "Open Connect" network? Your ISP needs to participate in "Open Connect" and you need compatible hardware.

My ISP is a participant:

Sonic.net 15M ADSL2+ connection

... but I lack compatible hardware.
--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum

Fleeced

join:2012-10-06
kudos:2
reply to alexintexas
said by alexintexas:

this is the mentality all isp's try to sell SPEED. people fail to see actual data usage.

TWC doesn't have caps. What does data matter in this situation> The only time actual data usage matters is with ISPs with data caps like mobile phones.

what game sites allow you to utilize your full 50Mb connection??
for that matter how many sites period allow it

the avg/most internet users use netflix, youtube, ps3, xbox, online gaming which NONE of these sites/services utilize no more then 3Mbps. these same sites would never go above/allow 5mbps let alone 50mbps

What about a household that has someone watching a movie on netflix, someone uploading and downloading files for work, one console gaming, another kid streaming her favorite TV show and the other kid hiding downloading porn trying not to get caught.

Or the house near the college that has 4 guys all trying to torrent/stream/game at the same time. Speed doesn't matter then?
Expand your moderator at work


SHoTTa35

@munival.com
reply to alexintexas

Re: Typical Customer Data Usage

Steam will use a full 150Mbps FiOS connection to download demos and purchased games or updates no problemo.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIBx0PoSqSg


When I go there and select 1080p, YouTube sends the data to my cache at 50Mbps which fills it then plays it locally.

Online gaming doesn't use that much data (256Kbps or so which is nothing), downloading updates however or new maps does. Last maps pack I downloaded was 2.6GB

alexintexas

join:2003-01-11
San Antonio, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to Fleeced
said by Fleeced:

What about a household that has someone watching a movie on netflix, someone uploading and downloading files for work, one console gaming, another kid streaming her favorite TV show and the other kid hiding downloading porn trying not to get caught.

even if this is the case a 15mb line is overkill for all above usage
not just in speed but in total monthly avail data one could download in a month. you yourself state you only d/l 60gb a month.
so for an occasional game d/l or patch you overpay $60+ a month for speed you dont really utilize,,,,facts are facts,,,sorry

on a 50Mb line you could d/l upto 16tb in a month so you avg less then 200kbps on a 50mbps line. think about that

said by Fleeced:

Or the house near the college that has 4 guys all trying to torrent/stream/game at the same time. Speed doesn't matter then?

torrents id allow if legal and set QOS as you well know without this torrents will saturate a line


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1
Do you just not realize how pointless your argument is?


NormanS
I gave her time to steal my mind away
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join:2001-02-14
San Jose, CA
kudos:12
Reviews:
·SONIC.NET
·Pacific Bell - SBC
reply to alexintexas
said by alexintexas:

even if this is the case a 15mb line is overkill for all above usage

My ISP charges my mother the same price for 5 Mbps Internet at her residence as they charge me for 15 Mbps at mine; less the stupid $6.50 modem rental fee they started collecting last year. No tiers, just a limit due to DSL and wireline distance.
--
Norman
~Oh Lord, why have you come
~To Konnyu, with the Lion and the Drum


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11

1 recommendation

reply to sivran
said by sivran:

Do you just not realize how pointless your argument is?

Here is an analogy.

I used to own a Sebring, I drove 20 miles to work every day. It took me 20 minutes.
I now own a Chevrolet Camaro. its still 20 miles to work, but the car is faster so it takes me 15 minutes.
I dont drive 25 miles for fun I save 5 minutes each trip.

Hop
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

alexintexas

join:2003-01-11
San Antonio, TX
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to NormanS
Sadly this is the tech for DSL, however.....

if you are speaking of sonic.net

Fusion delivers our fastest residential broadband at up to 20Mbps and traditional home phone service with unlimited nationwide calling all for a single low price $39.95+$6.95 modem fee. and is not an intro rate according to the site.

home phone on TWC alone = $39.95 a month
15Mb line is $54 a month + modem
3Mb line is $39.95 + modem a month if not mistaken

so i would take a 5Mb line and home phone at that rate

the same level of phone service on ATT or verizon = $70+ a month.

MURICA

join:2013-01-03
reply to hobgoblin
said by hobgoblin:

said by sivran:

Do you just not realize how pointless your argument is?

Here is an analogy.

I used to own a Sebring, I drove 20 miles to work every day. It took me 20 minutes.
I now own a Chevrolet Camaro. its still 20 miles to work, but the car is faster so it takes me 15 minutes.
I dont drive 25 miles for fun I save 5 minutes each trip.

Hop

That is a terrible analogy. Do you live in Germany and commute on the Autobahn or something?

Even the shittiest of cars can easily exceed American highway speed limits by 10+ mph.

iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
reply to neumannu47
My usage has varied significantly over the past few months. Then again, what I've done with my connection has varied significantly over the past few months.

At the high end, I used 238 GB in a month. This included online backups, some TV show downloads, a few seasons worth of Netflix, a couple Steam game downloads, a partial backup reseed, and my normal assortment of general usage. Last month I used 57GB, but I was gone for half the month, more or less. This month I'll end up using between 85 and 90 GB, including an OS download and a few TV show downloads, plus the regular complement of activities.

What are those activities? Some YouTube viewing (in the highest possible resolution...I can SSH into a SoftLayer VPS to get better connectivity and remove all buffering issues), a significant amount of online gaming (not much traffic overall, even with patches for two different game installs) and online backup are probably the big consumers. Oh, and streaming of various gaming-related events, again in 1080p. Then I've got application downloads and updates for two dual-OS computers, updates for a couple Linux VMs for work, updates for an Android phone and an iPad, a significant quantity of web browsing across a variety of text/image-heavy sites, a few hours per week of Google Talk (voice) and/or Google Hangouts (mostly GTalk, for work)...and dealing with software version control that's not hosted on my system.

In other words, I use my connection for an extremely wide variety of traffic types. My usage isn't all that great, partially because lately I haven't wanted to tie up significant amounts of time watching online video, but I'm also one person, and outside of seeding a torrent there's only so much bandwidth that one person can consume. I've had my name more or less on accounts that have hit 750GB, but in those cases my usage was maybe half...okay, two thirds...of the entire amount, due to backup seeding. It's amazing what happens when you've got half a dozen folks sharing a fast, reasonably reliable 'net connection (50/15 Comcast at that point).

For the record, I'm certainly paying my fair share...maybe more; I've got 50/5 service. When TWC comes out with a residential tier with more upload speed, I'll get it. If they come out with a tier with more download speed without additional upload speed, I won't get it. That's their own fault.


mitchell

join:2002-06-21
Darlington, SC
reply to neumannu47
I want to thank you guys/girls for this thread.

I was worried about my usage over the last few months after coming from att DSL and checked the TWC page and I'm averaging 10GB a month. I was sweating that level... After see y'all's usage I am smiling....


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to MURICA
I got a better twist on it.

I take a toll road to get to work and back. It's getting me to the same place, just faster and more expensive. I pay the extra to save 20-40 minutes a day. I consider this worth it. Someone else might not. Fine by me, but if they tell me I'm wasting my money, I'll tell them they're wasting their time.
--
Think Outside the Fox.


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11

1 recommendation

"I take a toll road to get to work and back. It's getting me to the same place, just faster and more expensive. I pay the extra to save 20-40 minutes a day. I consider this worth it. Someone else might not. Fine by me, but if they tell me I'm wasting my money, I'll tell them they're wasting their time."

Thats a nice analogy!

Hob
--
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


chamberc
Premium
join:2008-08-05
Irving, TX
reply to neumannu47
Mine varies by month... if I occasionally have to do a clean backup, I can exceed 100gb a month, but over the past 4 months, my average has run 72gb a month.

75/5 ultimate now as of this week...


antdude
A Ninja Ant
Premium,VIP
join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to mitchell
said by mitchell:

I want to thank you guys/girls for this thread.

I was worried about my usage over the last few months after coming from att DSL and checked the TWC page and I'm averaging 10GB a month. I was sweating that level... After see y'all's usage I am smiling....

10 GB a month is nothing.

TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH
reply to neumannu47
I have U-Verse and when i login to check my usage- it tells me its unlimited even though the TOS at signup says 250gigs. I can provide a screen shot if needed.

bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY
reply to alexintexas
Netflix allows 7mbit per stream if they have a local content box with the ISP. I can see kids on on TV and parents on the other.

dw3bb10

join:2008-11-01
reply to neumannu47
I'm at 500GB+ a month.

whiteyonenh

join:2004-08-09
Keene, NH

1 recommendation

reply to neumannu47
So... ummm... I'm guessing nobody wants to be in my neighborhood?

Also, a majority of the upload is cloud backup to Crashplan Pro. Download is mostly usenet.


hobgoblin
Sortof Agoblin
Premium
join:2001-11-25
Orchard Park, NY
kudos:11

1 recommendation

Thats a lot. An awful lot. And I would not want you in my neighborhood at any cost!

Hob


Summit

join:2005-03-14
Marion, OH
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable
reply to neumannu47
Click for full size
Mine is light weight then I guess, lol.


sivran
Seamonkey's back
Premium
join:2003-09-15
Irving, TX
kudos:1

1 recommendation

reply to whiteyonenh
Do you have Crashplan backing up your entire disk or something?


PhoenixDown
FIOS is Awesome
Premium
join:2003-06-08
Fresh Meadows, NY
kudos:1
reply to neumannu47
I average about 40 gig down and about 2 to 3 gig up.
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whiteyonenh

join:2004-08-09
Keene, NH
reply to sivran
7.2TB raid-5, yes... whoops, double post :/

whiteyonenh

join:2004-08-09
Keene, NH
reply to sivran
said by sivran:

Do you have Crashplan backing up your entire disk or something?

Yes, about 5TB or so. 5x 2TB HDD's in Raid-5