How Much Data Do You Need

Choosing the right data package can be difficult. If your internet speeds are less than 1Mb then perhaps your current usage levels are governed more by the speed of your connection, than by how you would like to use your broadband.

When you have your fast satellite broadband service installed will your usage trends change? More video clips, more catch up TV? And hence more data being used.

The graphic below is designed as a guide line to indicate how much data you can use. You can always ask your current provider, they should be able to tell you how much you are using. Remember you can also try our Product Selector as well.

Light usage

You need the Internet connection for your home, for web browsing, keeping in touch with your friends and family and sending lots of emails.

10GB is roughly enough data for any one of the following:

  • 500 Hours browsing
  • 2500 Music Tracks
  • 64 Hours streaming music
  • 32 Hours of Skype
  • 80 App downloads
  • 10 SD movie downloads
  • 5000 Emails

Heavy usage

You are a professional that needs good connectivity for your work, exchanging documents and emails with other professionals, or you need a high-powered network for your home.

50GB is roughly enough data for any one of the following:

  • 2500 Hours browsing
  • 10,000 Music Tracks
  • 600 Hours streaming music
  • 300 Hours of Skype
  • 400 App Downloads
  • 50 SD Movie downloads
  • 20,000 Emails

Frequent usage

You need the Internet for your home, to surf, send email, play videos on YouTube and exchange photos and documents.

25GB is roughly enough data for any one of the following:

  • 1250 Hours browsing
  • 6000 Music Tracks
  • 160 Hours streaming music
  • 80 Hours of Skype
  • 200 App Downloads
  • 25 SD Movie downloads
  • 10,000 Emails.

Very heavy usage

You need a powerful network to connect 2-3 computers for professional use, and need good connectivity for lots of large emails .

100GB is roughly enough data for any one of the following:

  • 5000 Hours browsing
  • 25,000 Music Tracks
  • 650 Hours streaming music
  • 320 Hours of Skype
  • 800 App Downloads
  • 100 SD Movie downloads
  • 40,000 Emails