As a guideline, in our experience typical residential bandwidth usage tends to be well within the range of 250GB per month. Examples of Internet activities that can contribute to heavy bandwidth usage include downloading movies and streaming videos. For example, 250GB would be equivalent to approximately downloading 50,000 songs, or 570 1 hour TV shows, or 285 standard definition movies or 25 high definition movies.
I am a firm believer that Bell Aliant has adopted the "you can do what you want as long as you don't interfere with others" and with FibreOP the amount of bandwidth they have to play with truly is astonishing.
To that extent one month I've used over 3TB of bandwidth, another over 2TB. For the month of March I used just 1.7TB. (I say just but really that is a lot)
I have yet to get any sort of email, phone call, etc from Bell Aliant.
The UBB question was put to the senior leaders at a FibreOP 2.0 roll out in Halifax last week and the response from a VP was they have no plans to implement any UBB, but they watch the bandwidth closely and will be more proactive in the future with their acceptable use limits ie 250 GB per previous posting. He said around 80% of the traffic is done by 5% of users. They said they realize it is a competitive advantage to not have it plus Fibreop in of itself is a huge advantage.
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