Belgian ISP Posts List of Top Bandwidth Users

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Blaze589

"Still, the Belgians have nothing on Americans when it comes to downloads. One US ISP told me last year that a single user had transferred 4TB of data in a single month from a consumer Internet account, and we've received reports from readers who have been warned by their ISPs after sucking a cool terabyte of data down their home pipes in a month.

Such numbers are outliers, of course. ISPs have told us that average broadband user is in the range of 2-6GB per user, but you can see why some ISPs like Comcast prefer to set high monthly limits to rein in the few peak users, who can use more bandwidth (and, more importantly, cause more local congestion on a cable line) than hundreds of other customers combined." -Arstechnica

That's a lot of traffic. I personally feel that a person has the right to download/upload how much they please when they have an "unlimited" plan. When it comes to a shared infrastructure, I believe it's reasonable to restrict traffic by equably partitioning traffic so everyone has the same Tx and Rx rates that last for an entire billing cycle even if the user downloads/uploads at full speed for the entire billing cycle. The model that cable companies use is unreasonable in this day and age. All it does is reinforce the fact that their networks are unreasonably unequipped. They push out data plans that leech off of unused bandwidth from their customers and advertise it like all of them can download/upload at their advertised rates. They should get real; all the revenue that they rake in goes to some rich old man. It's nothing more than a statistical figure and that's all it'll ever be until they can stop being so miserly and invest in their customers interests.

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Digital-Storm

2.7 TB * 1024 = 2764.8 GB

2764.8 * 1024 = 2831155.2 MB

2831155.2 * 1024    = 2899102924.8 KB

1 month = 31~ days

31 days * 24 = 744 Hours

744 hours * 60 = 44640 minutes

44640 * 60 = 2678400 seconds

2899102924.8 KB / 2678400 seconds = 1082.4010322580645161290322580645 MB/s download

 

That's nothing, he has a 10 Gigabit connection and he is almost maxing it.

 

Too bad 1 TB does not equal 1024 Megabytes, but 1024 Gigabytes.

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hades_2100

[quote]Too bad 1 TB does not equal 1024 Megabytes, but 1024 Gigabytes.[/quote]

 

And 1 KB <> 1 MB, as you imply in the last piece of your calculation.

 

 

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Danthrax66

FAIL

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rseding91

2899102924.8 KB / 2678400 seconds

Wouldn't that return KB a second? or am I totaly missing something that I shouldn't?

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thesmilies

It should come out to kb/s (1082 or so)

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rseding91

2.7 TB * 1024 = 2764.8 GB

2764.8 * 1024 = 2831155.2 MB

2831155.2 * 1024    = 2899102924.8 KB

1 month = 31~ days

31 days * 24 = 744 Hours

744 hours * 60 = 44640 minutes

44640 * 60 = 2678400 seconds

2899102924.8 KB / 2678400 seconds = 1~ MB/s

 

It's not that much people, get over it. He has a 8 megabit connection and is maxing it.

 

EDIT: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=2.7+TB+over+1+month

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thesmilies

Are you a wizard?

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PawBear

Anyone using that kind of bandwidth should be treated as a business and pay accordingly.  I don't see this as a casual user, and no, i don't want to be in their neighborhood.

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Danthrax66

No anyone using that bandwidth is getting their money's worth if a network can't support everyone dling at a certain speed they shouldn't be able to advertise at that speed besides your neighborhood probably has at least a 10gigabit backbone so his 8mbps isn't really effecting you at all. You believe too much of the bullshit that Comcast and (insert asshole broadband company here) feed you.

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vpitcher07

I use Pen tele data as an isp through my cable connection. I have recieved a letter in the mail a while back saying that i used to much bandwidth in a monthly period. Something like 160gb down and a little less up throughout their peak hours. From what i just read that sounds like absolutely nothing. Apparently they cap 40gb down and 40 gb up during 5pm to 1 am in a monthly period which is their "peak" hours.

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Keith E. Whisman

If you pay your bill on time each month and you pay for a 50Mbps connection or whatever speed you pay for, if you pay your bill on time, then what you do with it is your business. We have a paltry 1Mbps connection, but we pay our bill and if I want to download 200Tb a month that's my business. I don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks. I pay the same the same thing you do and if you don't download that much then that's your freaking problem, not mine. You use your connection for what you want and I'll use for what I want. This is exactly why I'm pro Internet Neutrality. 

Hell back in the day when I would get on Prodigy with my 1200Baud modem, you payed for the hour and it took a freaking hour for web pages to load. It was crazy back then. The package was like $29 dollars a month for 5hours of online service and then it was like $5 bucks each additional hour after that. So back then you had to get your porn everyday as quickly as you could or it would cost you. 

But yeah Net Neutrality needs to become international law. I don't think it's anyones business how much bandwidth a person uses. If the provider can't handle it then the provider needs to add more infrastructure to handle it. The providers are just trying to be cheap and get away with the most minimal infrastructure possible while they rake in the cash. I have no problem with making money but I do have problems with ISP's trying to label it's customers as criminals just for using the services they pay for. 

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JoetheMobster

amen brother!

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thesmilies

And Comcast still limits people to 250gb.

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