Calculated in hours, or part thereof, to the nearest 36 seconds
ie 0.01 hours = 36 seconds (one hundredth of an hour)
ie 0.25 hours = 15 minutes (one quarter of an hour
Measures in MB (Mega Bytes)
1 MB = 1,000,000 bytes
Downloaded data includes receiving emails, browsing the web,
listening to music or watching streamed video.
The table below shows how much data you could potentially download per hour & per month.
Please note excess usage charges may apply depending on the plan you are subscribed to,
for details refer to: http://www.netro.com.au/services/
If you exceed 30% utilisation, we highly recommend that you upgrade your connection to a larger capacity
60% represents a highly congested link, whilst 100% is the theoretical limit.
A 56Kb modem connection allows you to download upto 25 MB/hr & upload 15 MB/hr (33.6k),
actual modem speeds may be less, depending on distance from Telephone exchange.
A 256/64 Kb ADSL connection allows you to download 115 MB/hr & upload 28 MB/hr
|ISDN/ ADSL (return traffic)||64||8||28.80||6.31||12.61||21.02|
|ISDN/ ADSL (return traffic)||128||16||57.60||12.61||25.23||42.05|
|ADSL/ S.ADSL/ SHDSL||512||64||230.40||50.46||100.92||168.19|
|ADSL (return traffic)||640||80||288.00||63.07||126.14||210.24|
|ADSL (high speed plan), SHDSL||2048||256||921.60||201.83||403.66||672.77|
|ADSL (high speed plan)||6144||768||2,764.80||605.49||1,210.98||2,018.30|
The most popular ADSL plans above have been highlighted.
All calculations are based on: Byte = 8 bits, Hour = 3600 seconds, Month = 365 days/12
Return traffic refers to data uploaded to the Internet (eg sending an email)
1. How can I reduce time?
Disconnect from the Internet, when you are not browsing, or sending & receiving email
Most modern web browsers allow you to save & read documents offline
Email programs allow you to read & draft replies offline
Most operating systems, such as Windows allow you to specify an idle disconnection time
eg: 900 seconds (15 min).
2. How can I reduce download consumption
Email attachments such as Movie clips, mp3 files & Live media streaming can be bandwidth intensive
Some software programs allows you to measure this when you are online
Make sure you protect your computer and/or network, such as using a firewall & antivirus software
Last updated Mar 05