Data usage is all the data that’s been sent (uploaded) or received (downloaded) with your broadband – so anything you’ve used your broadband for. Things like loading web pages or apps, sending instant messages or emails, or streaming tv shows or movies, to name just a few.
Just like roads have traffic, broadband networks do too. We choose the best route to send any data depending on where the traffic is, so your data gets to where it’s going as quickly as it can.
It can be measured in KB, MB or GB depending on the size of the data (an average mp3 song is 4MB). When using the internet, your data will be rounded to the nearest KB. But if we’re showing you how much you’ve used, it’ll be to the nearest MB.
- 1 Kilobyte (KB) = 1000 bytes
- 1 Megabyte (MB) = 1000 KB
- 1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1000 MB