Picking a suitable broadband data allowance may be tricky depending on your needs. Some programs and activities that are available online may not use that much data compared to others. Many of our current plans that we offer shape your speed once you have reached your data allowance (Please check the critical information summary to see if this available). We can also upgrade or downgrade your data allowance throughout the plan to better suit your needs. Below is a table with estimated data usage for many common activities. Please check with the company providing the service for a more accurate data use. 

 

Activity Size
10 Light webpages  20 MB 
1 Email without attachment (Sending or Receiving) 1 MB 
Standard Definition Streaming (Netflix, YouTube, Stan, Presto, Etc) 1 GB / Hour 
High Definition Streaming (Netflix, YouTube, Stan, Presto, Etc) 3 GB / Hour
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Etc) 2 MB / Minute 
Online Gaming 3 MB / Minute
Music Download 8 MB
Standard Definition Video Download 1.5 GB
High Quality Video Download 4 GB 

 

Data Conversion Table

1024 KB = 1 MB
1024 MB = 1 GB 
1024 GB = 1 TB 

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