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Considering Xplornet Internet service but not sure how much data you'll need each month? 

Most customers don't have a clue as to how much data they use each month.You’ll want an Internet package that has enough monthly data to suit your needs but still stay within your budget.

First in non-technical terms, “data usage” is the amount of Internet used or bandwidth required for each activity you do with your Internet service. Some online activities use much more data than others. In particular streaming full-screen video (Netflix) uses an abundance of your monthly data allowance. Basically everything you do that requires an Internet connection uses your data. And this is true whether you’re hard wired or connected via your personal Wi-Fi network (wireless router).

Look at the examples below. This will give you an idea of how much data you'll require each month. If you’re still not sure which plan to choose call us at 506-625-2900.

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Data Usage Examples for Xplornet Internet Services


We know you use your Internet for all sorts of different things each month. But look at what you can do with only 1 GB of data.

  • With 1 GB of data you can send aprox. 104,858 emails (average 10 kB without attachments).
  • With 1 GB of data you can view aprox. 17, 476 web pages (average 600 kB).
  • With 1 GB of data you can download 1,024 iBooks (average 1 MB each book).
  • With 1 GB of data you can play 238 hours of online games (4 MB per hour average).
  • With 1 GB of data you can send or receive 256 digital photos (average 8 MP each / 4 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can download 205 music files (average 5 minutes long / 5 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can view 60 YouTube videos (5-7 minutes long each / 17 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can stream 17 hours of radio from web (average each hour / 60 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can call 37 hours of Skype voice (average each hour / 28 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can call 4 hours of Skype video standard quality (average hour / 270 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can call 2 hours of Skype video high quality (average hour / 450 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can watch 1 hour of full-screen SD video on Netflix (each hour 480p / 787 MB size).
  • With 1 GB of data you can watch 0.6 hours of full-screen HD video on Netflix (each hour 720p / 1.6 GB size).

Of course you'll have much more than 1 GB of data with Xplornet Internet. But this gives you an idea of how far you can go with only 1 GB.

Source: Xplornet Communications Inc.