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Internet Usage Estimator

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In answering these questions about your Internet usage, please keep the following in mind:
- The activities of all members of your household
- Both downloading and uploading
- An average week
  • Low usage activities

    1. 0.00


      Websites, email, instant messaging
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      Hours / week

      Researching, getting news and sports updates, online banking and chatting with friends and family using Windows Live Messenger.

      live.comSympatico MSN

    2. 2

      Photos / week

      Exchanging photos with family and friends by email or using photo-sharing websites like Facebook or Flickr.


  • Medium usage activities

    1. 3

      Online games, streaming radio
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      Hours / week

      Playing Xbox LIVE or streaming satellite radio, such as XM.

      Streaming radioXBox

    2. 4

      Music tracks
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      Music tracks / week

      Downloading music from the iTunes store.


  • High usage activities

    1. 5

      Video/TV streaming
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      Hours / week

      Watching streaming video like TV shows, news clips, movie trailers and YouTube videos.


      Video/TV streaming scale based on 512Kbps bit rate

    2. 6

      Standard definition movies
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      Movies / week

      Downloading or streaming standard definition movies from Bell TV Online, Apple TV, Xbox LIVE and Netflix.

      Apple TViTunesNetflixTMN Online

      SD movies scale based on 1.8GB/movie

    3. 7

      High definition movies
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      Movies / week

      Downloading or streaming high definition movies from iTunes or streaming high definition movies from Netflix.


      HD movies scale based on 4GB/movie


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Note: industry average file sizes are used in the calculations. Actual data transferred may vary.

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