From the department of stuff we all suspected but never bothered putting a number on, a new report from Global Internet Phenomena says cord cutters can use up to 328GB of data a month, an amount that pushes them towards the top of many IPS caps. Ars Technica summarizes:
Across all US Internet subscribers, about 6 percent use more than 200GB a month. The top 5 percent of online video watchers are hitting an average of 328GB a month, Sandvine said. This number represents total data usage, including both upload and download on fixed networks; the data does not include cellular Internet.
The top 15% of users generate the most traffic while the bottom 15% generate only 0.5%. That's not an uncommon pattern, but it is what makes network management important.
Of course, what's probably not counted is the TV content streamed "for free" as part of regular cable packages. Yes, in some cases that comparing packets to oranges, but it's still a wired service kept neatly off the books. (This is why we fight for net neutrality people!)
Have you cut the cable or satellite cord? If so, how much data are you using? If not, are you considering it?