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How much is used?

alanproctors
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How much is used?

What's been the busiest day this year? I saw an item on a site earlier that said it's reached over 20G just for Netflix
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Re: How much is used?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
The busiest day was actually last Sunday. With a growing customer base and growing demand the busiest day is usually within a couple of weeks of when you ask, however what makes Sunday stand out more than any other was the start of the football season, some schools in Scotland are back, people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will be coming back from summer holidays and the weather wasn't that great. Nice weather means people go out more, when it's not so nice they stay home and watch Netflix, YouTube and iPlayer.
I'm expecting Sunday's traffic to be beaten on bank holiday Monday.
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Re: How much is used?

Now that I wait to see
Look forward to your update (either way) Wink
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Re: How much is used?

And I was right, Monday's demand was almost 10% higher than the previous Sunday. A wet bank holiday, football and Doctor Who all adds up to extra traffic.
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Re: How much is used?

Quote from: dave
.....  and Doctor Who all adds up to extra traffic.

You'd think that being a Timelord and having his own Tardis, he wouldn't use much internet. How do you manage to keep his broadband going when he's in another dimension ?
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Re: How much is used?

For previous dimension(s) they use BTOpenreach infrastructure,  Lips are sealed
For future dimensions
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Re: How much is used?

A sub-space carrier wave maybe Wink

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I can only imagine that he has a hyperspace VPN which tunnels through the space-time continuum acting as a portal and providing access to sub atomic particles all over the universe and beyond. The tardis having it's incredible abilities can then detech the appropriate particles and reconstruct the data transmitted to and from it.
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Re: How much is used?

On a slightly more serious note, thanks for the info Dave.    For anyone interested you can see some usage graphs here.
I do wish someone would fix the graphing errors though.
Edit: I've attached some screen grabs from yesterday, for anyone that reads later. They are showing the Bank Holiday Monday peak on the LHS. Sorry the scaling isn't as tidy as it should have been, didn't have time to sort it out.