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jim2009
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internet usage

I'm new to Broadband and Plusnet. In their website, Plusnet claimed 60 hours web surfing = 1.5 Gb which seems to be 25 Mb per hour. In my first day it seemed to be nearer 75 Mb per hour for surfing!! Have I got my sums wrong? Embarrassed
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Re: internet usage

60 hours = 1.5Gb....Hmm...a large pinch of salt needed here.
It depends entirely on what you do in that 60 hours as HD iPlayer for example will put quite a dent in it.
Edit: Apologies for my lapse in manners....welcome to the forum jim2009 Embarrassed

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Re: internet usage

Welcome to the forum jim2009 Smiley
Not sure when that was judged but with the size of some web pages these days it's unlikely. However, it's possible, if you don't view any streaming and turn off images Roll eyes
Blocking ad's would also help bring the usage down - they seem to be getting larger and larger these days.
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jim2009
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Re: internet usage

Dear Friends - Thanks for your kind welcome! It was plain bog standard surfing! It occured to me it could have been Windows update as it had been turned off for some months! I'll give it a few more days and see what happens. Though this morning in free usage 2.22 Mb for 25 minutes!
All a bit strange after 10 years of dial up!
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Re: internet usage

@jim2009, welcome to Plusnet and the Community Smiley
It'd have to be standard browsing to get that kind of surfing in 1.5GB, that's true.
@Strat, tut, you know as well as I do that HD iPlayer would be HD streaming, and not classed as standard browsing by any stretch of the imagination! Tongue
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