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Re: define median
The GP didn't say checking FB ten times, he said checking it "every other day". The number I provided is real, I work in IT, and I've track every bit of data that passes across my pipe. The average usage (discounting Pandora and Netflix, which may be a cop-out, but there it is) is really right around 200MB. Some days I don't use the internet at all, other days I might bring home a laptop to work on and download 600MB of software updates.
Even with Pandora it's not that bad. IP Video is the real killer. Over the summer when we had better things to do than watch TV our total monthly count was always under 10GB, and that's for a household of two young people, one in IT, the other a fairly tech savvy teacher with a dawn to dusk Facebook addiction.
Would I willingly purchase a capped connection? No way in hell. I hold onto my unlimited cellular data plan for dear life even though I rarely exceed 1GB. I pay for a commercial internet account in part because of a 250GB cap on residential service, even though I have never exceeded that, or even come close to it (my record is 187GB). It's part principle, part peace of mind.
None of that means that there aren't lots of people who could save money from this service. Just checked their webpage, $18.99 for 8mbit/s and a 10GB cap. $14.99 for 3mbit/s and 10GB cap. $9.99 for 1.5mbit/s and a 10GB cap. How are you going to compete with those prices if those speeds and 10GB cap are ample for your needs?
"I work in IT"
"Some days I don't use the internet at all"
"I rarely exceed 1GB (per month)"
You are, without a doubt, the most Luddite of a young IT person I've ever, ever seen then. In fact, it makes me question the validity of your statements. I'll leave it at that, though, because I have no way of knowing what statements you make are true or false, anyway.
Now you accuse me of lying? How very mature of you.
Did it occur to you that someone who works with computers ALL DAY might want to do OTHER THINGS when they get home?
Also, I didn't say "1GB", I said 10GB, and qualified that with it only happened over the summer when we had better things to do than watch TV. Try reading my posts in the future before you get uppity.
Very few tech-savvy people use that little data. Without even trying, I'm at like 100-150GB/mo.