How much do I need?
How many Gigs (G) or Gigabytes of traffic do I need per month? Canadians have been using more and more bandwidth. The average household was using 12 Gigs of bandwidth per month in 2013. Now, 5 years later, according to an analysis of the CRTC in 2018, Canadians consumed an average of 128.3 Gigabytes (Gigs) per month of data. This number is surely higher in 2019.
Where do all these Gigs go?
One way to think of internet traffic and the consumption of Gigabytes is like a water pipe. The more water that flows through the pipe, the more water you will consume. So what takes up all those Gigs? Applications or videos with video and audio content are bandwidth hogs. According to video movie streaming site Netflix, one hour of video uses about 1G of data. That amount can triple if you watch the movie in high definition. So a
How to reduce your usage
One way to reduce bandwidth usage is to set the video or the viewing settings of applications like YOUTUBE or NETFLIX to a lower resolution
YOUTUBE: You can lower your resolution on YOUTUBE in the tab on the bottom
APPLE TV: Simply go to your
NETFLIX: Various options are available with NETFLIX as it depends on what device you are using to watch movies or television shows. Adjusting the data usage settings for your account is the easiest way to reduce the amount of bandwidth used while watching Netflix. There are 4 data usage settings to choose from, each estimate below is per stream:
- Low (0.3 GB per hour)
- Medium (SD: 0.7 GB per hour)
- High (best video quality, up to 3 GB per hour for HD, 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD)
- Auto (adjusts automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current internet connection speed)
To select a setting that works best for your Internet plan, navigate to Your Account page and click Playback settings in the Your Profile section. It can take up to 8 hours for these changes to take effect.
What is the traffic management policy of your internet provider?
Internexe Telecommunications does not limit or tone down
It make sense to review your package once a year to stay clear from bad surprises on your invoice. To have a peace of mind, if possible, choose an unlimited plan or buy more Gig.
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