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icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH

Usage Meter

Have you seen this?

»portal.metrocast.net/usagemeter/

1. It says I have 250GB but I'm an ultra subscriber, which I thought meant 350.
2. Either way I'm not sure how accurate it is.

Just thought it was interesting.

NetworkNH

join:2009-08-10
Northwood, NH
I have, and called about it today as I am an Ultra subscriber as well. The tech informed me they are aware of the issue and are working with the vendor on a fix for it. In terms of accuracy, he said it was accurate, and that if they consistently see a subscriber going over the cap that it may result in a call from them.


icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH

1 edit
I have an ASUS wireless router. The ASUS has it's on traffic meter. It only goes in 30 day increments rather than month to month, but still the variance between what it says and what Metrocast says are huge.

I wonder if it is doubling/tripling the numbers with channel bonding because my ASUS router is showing 1/2 the traffic and everything goes through that.

The last 30 days on my ASUS say I'm under the 350GB cap. However, according to Metrocast, I'm close to 1TB of traffic, which is obscene for a residential user. I find that extremely hard to believe.

So I don't think it's accurate at all. Unless it's multiplying traffic when channels are bonded or something like that. I don't know anything about how that would work - can anyone else explain it...


icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH
Edit:
It does look like the month of January matches my ASUS router however. So that's better.


icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH
Also, the meter does show activity from last three months and I am beginning to wonder if those new consoles are really hogging resources....

avolation

join:2012-07-28
Maben, MS
reply to icedcorn
It's wildly wrong. It says I used 27gb in December (when I know my computer alone used 380gb and the living room plays netflix a LARGE amount. Not to mention two other less used (but still used) computers in the house.

For January it still gives me a big fat 0 used.


billh491

join:2001-08-09
Pomfret Center, CT
reply to icedcorn
Thanks for the link did not know this was live. It does show me having 250 cap on ultra. I have never gotten any warnings so not worried at this point.


icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH
reply to avolation
I wouldn't complain then

quantumred

join:2010-01-05
East Lyme, CT
reply to icedcorn
I've been using a program to measure bandwidth usage for the last few years. The numbers posted on the Metrocast page for the last 3 months agree with my numbers within about 5%. Metrocast's numbers are actually 5% lower than mine, so I assume that is network overhead, or the way a gigabyte is calculated.


icedcorn
IcedCorn
Premium
join:2007-07-08
Rochester, NH
reply to icedcorn
The moral of the story:
* Don't buy games during Steam's annual holiday sale.
* Don't backup to the cloud (carbonite)
* Don't buy any digital games on your Xbox One
* Don't stream anything.

There you go. Enjoy your internet!

quantumred

join:2010-01-05
East Lyme, CT
Or you could convince Google to run their fiber service in your area (while you're at it, have them add all of CT).

Google Fiber to Metrocast Gamer comparison. Google is:
- 20x faster download
- 250x faster upload
- No data caps
- Same price


nelamvr6
High-End Headphoniac
Premium
join:2000-11-28
New London, CT
Good luck with this! I'm sure Google is absolutely swamped with people urging them to bring their fiber to their town.