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Can You Make A Simple explnation about broadband amounts and what it mean I can download etc


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#1 peterjwfrench

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 03:02 PM

5GB Download Limit Can you break it into this in a rough amount of the diffrent topics below

Amount of Youtube Videos
Amount of MP3 files
Amount of Emails
Amount of Normal Surfing - viewing diffrent webpages etc..

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#2 frankp316

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 04:43 PM

You're not downloading anything when you're web surfing or viewing emails. As far as the other two, it depends on the size of the file and that's going to vary. If you're downloading a feature film, that will be a very large file. So there's not going to be a difinitive answer.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:29 PM

Here are a few examples form Verizon's site

Examples

Application
Approximate Size

E-mail (1 text page without attachments)
(Based on this assumption, you would need to send and/or receive approximately 1,747,627 e-mails in a month to reach 5 GB) 3 KB
Word Document (5 text pages)
(Based on this assumption, you would need to download approximately 74,897 Word Documents in a month to reach 5 GB) 70 KB
Typical Web Page lookup
(Based on this assumption, you would need to look up approximately 34,952 web pages in a month (or over one thousand per day) to reach 5 GB) 150 KB
Low Resolution Digital Photo
(Based on this assumption, you would need to download approximately 10,485 low resolution digital photos in a month to reach 5 GB) 500 KB
PowerPoint Presentation (20 pages text & light graphics) (Based on this assumption, you would need to download approximately 1,707 PowerPoint presentations in a month to reach 5 GB) 3 MB
V CAST Music Over-the-Air Download (3-minute song)
(Based on this assumption, you would need to download approximately 2,560 songs in a month to reach 5 GB) 2 MB
V CAST Music PC Download (3-minute song)
(Based on this assumption, you would need to download approximately 1,280 songs in a month (or over 40 per day) to reach 5 GB) 4 MB
Note: The above examples are just estimates, based on approximate size assumptions. Actual file sizes and user experiences will vary.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 06:42 PM

And peter, I assume from the phrasing of your question that you do recognize that you are in fact downloading when you websurf and email - everything that passes from the internet to reach your computer counts as download volume. Your ISP may provide some unmetered content, which they don't count against your monthly total, but that is dependent on the individual ISP.

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