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US cable internet customers now use 268.7GB per month on average. That’s up from 226.4GB at the end of June 2018 and a 33.3 percent increase over the 2017 year average. The number of power users—households that use 1TB of data or more each month—also saw a significant increase, more than doubling from 2.11 percent in 2017 to 4.12 percent in 2018.

https://www.techspot.com/news/78459-more-cable-users-consuming-1tb-data-could-exceed.html

related: Data usage creep is one reason I went local with the smarthome system.

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>1TB

I'm curious to what that translates to in viewing hours.

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IIRC, a regular-season NFL football game was 5g when Louise used her data plan to watch a game while traveling.

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Roughly 300 hours, if my math is correct. 5 = 5 gigs for a 90 minute movie (roughly, for back of napkin estimate!) 1,000 gigabytes = 1Tb

1000 divided by 5 = 200.

200 movies x 90 (minutes) = 18,000 minutes.

18,000 minutes divided by 60 = 300 hours.

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>I'm curious to what that translates to in viewing hours.

I think there's some online gaming in that as well. I know Xbox will suck up a lot of data - and recently I've been playing quite a bit ;-)

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I can see how a middle-class family of 4 could suck up some gb.  Hell, if there are teenage boys in the house, they're doing a tb a month on pornhub. 

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>>I can see how a middle-class family of 4 could suck up some gb

There have been many, many times the kids have turned off the TV but haven't stopped Netflix on the Roku. So it is just sucking up data with nobody watching for hours.