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cranman's avatar
New Contributor
3 years ago

20 GB of data a day when I'm not home

Is Cox internet usage accurate? I read that 20 GB of data is 240 hrs of video streaming. How is it possible that I have used 20 GB of data in one day when i wasn't even home?

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  • Bruce's avatar
    Honored Contributor III
    20 GB of data is 240 hrs of video streaming

    You're mixing speed and storage.  A constant 25 Mbps (megabit...not megabyte) of data would be about 10 hours for 21 gigabits.

    20 gigabytes of data, however, could be a couple HD movies.

    6 gigabytes is 1 HD movie.  (Nothing fancy just "standard" HD)
    20 gigabytes of HD movies would be about 3 HD movies.

    I've read on the Forum updates for video consoles are quite huge…perhaps 20 GB.  A gamer would need to confirm.

  • bearone2's avatar
    Contributor III

    recorded future programs may record when you're not there.

    • Bruce's avatar
      Honored Contributor III

      As General Beringer said in WarGames...
        "Just unplug the GD thing [DVR]!"

  • Jeffrey's avatar
    New Contributor II

    Do you have security cameras like Ring or Nest doorbells?  If quality is set to high and 24/7 recording (or on motion and a tree or something is constantly setting it off) that could use a lot of data.