Download Usage Guide

Broadband limits shown below are a 'hypothetical' approximate gauge that _should_ be sufficient to meet the respective usage catagories. Although efforts have been made to show sparing estimates, please be aware that practical usage could be far greater.

Usage Gauge

  • General Internet browsing (Surfing): 5MB per hour
  • Photos/Documents (eg jpg, gif, doc, xls): 850KB per image
  • Music tracks (MP3s) downloaded: 5MB per song (4-5min duration)
  • Films downloaded: 2GB per film (avi, mpeg, divx)
  • Online radio: Average stream at 128Kbps
  • Online gaming: 15MB per hour
  • Game/Movie Trailers: 100MB each
  • Youtube/My Space/Yahoo/Google Video: (2MB per Min)
  • Emails received per week: 500KB per email. (allowing for attachments & spam)

200MB Download Limit Per Month: Light - Beginner/Limited Use (Single)

  • 4 Hours Surfing Per week
  • 7 Emails Received Per week

500MB Download Limit Per Month: Light- Occasional Use (Single or Couple)

  • 12 Hours Surfing Per week
  • 14 Emails Received Per week
  • 6 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
  • 5 Music Files (MP3s) Per week

2GB Download Limit Per Month: Light to Intermediate - Frequent Use (Couple or Limited Family Use)

  • 18 Hours Surfing Per week (2 people)
  • 18 Emails Received Per week
  • 12 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
  • 10 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
  • 2 Hours Online Radio Per week
  • 2 Hours Online Gaming Per week
  • 1 Hour You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
  • 2 Game/Movie Trailer File Per week

5GB Download Limit Per Month: Intermediate - Regular Use (Family)

  • 26 Hours Surfing Per week (2-3 people)
  • 30 Emails Received Per week
  • 12 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
  • 15 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
  • 3 Hours Online Gaming Per week
  • 2 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
  • 2 Hour You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
  • 2 Game/Movie Trailer File Per week

10GB Download Limit Per Month: Intermediate to Heavy - Large Family/Small Business/Serious Users

  • 30 Hours Surfing Per week (3-4 people)
  • 60 Emails Received Per week
  • 30 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
  • 20 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
  • 4 Hours Online Radio Per week
  • 8 Hours Online Gaming Per week
  • 3 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
  • 4 Hours You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week
  • 4 Game/Movie Trailer Files Per week

20GB+ Download Limit Per Month: Heavy to Extreme - Home Network/Small Business/Professional Users

  • 50 Hours Surfing Per week (4+ people or professionals)
  • 150 Emails Received Per week
  • 100 Photos/Documents (jpeg/gif,doc/xls) Per week
  • 30 Music Files (MP3s) Per week
  • 7 Films (AVI,MPEG,DivX) Per month
  • 30 Hours Online Gaming Per week
  • 10 Hours Online Radio Per week
  • 7 Game/Movie Trailer Files Per week
  • 8 Hours You Tube/My Space/Google Video Per week

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