Your average home internet data usage?

My wife and I recently decided to cut about $184 off our cable bill. That’s just for TV. That’s around the end of February 2023. At this point we already had a couple of streaming services, and we mostly used the TV in the house for “background noise”.

As long as I can get my local TV news and my wife still gets her YT subs and periodic classic movies, we seem to be fine. I bought two Amazon Firesticks (we don’t have a smart TV). I have an ethernet adapter downstairs where I work from home, but the upstairs Firestick runs on WiFi only (albeit with more overhead). This tends to work because the upstairs TV is really only used for a few hours each night or weekend.

However, I still maintain the habit of being downstairs with the TV on from about 3:45am until about 8pm. Stream my local news and news from Los Angeles (KCAL) or use the Pluto TV app. That’s all when I’m connected to my work VPN and opening and saving large files over the Internet.

I pay my ISP an extra $50 per month for unlimited data. At my peak I had about 1.2TB of data before cutting the TV portion of the bill. For us, that was working from home during the busiest time of the year.

Tomorrow is the last day of my ISP billing period and I’m expecting to hit 1.5TB of data usage, mostly because we’re streaming right now. I seem to be averaging around 50GB of data per day, even though I got the Ethernet adapter for the Firestick downstairs after a few days.

Just wanted to get a rough idea of ​​how much other people (tv watchers) use a month so I can compare. I kept my unlimited data, but I’m curious to see if my streaming usage is average.

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