The following is a table showing how fast a Rogers user could eat through their monthly usage limit. Note: the numbers do not reflect a user’s actual usage and I’m not saying Rogers should let us download 10TB+ a month but I do think that the current plans are unreasonable. If we are not constantly monitoring our usage we could accidentally go over our limit in a matter of hours. I think all plans should start at 500GB a month and the highest plan should be somewhere around the 2TB mark. I also think the plans should increase by a couple hundred GB per year as more streaming services like Netflix become our primary media source.
|Package||Download Speed||Usage Allowance||How long will it last?||Max. Potential Download|
|Ultra Lite||0.5 Mbps||2 GB||0.37 days||162 GB|
|Lite||3 Mbps||15 GB||0.46 days||972 GB|
|Express||12 Mbps||60 GB||0.46 days||3,888 GB|
|Extreme||24 Mbps||100 GB||0.39 days||7,776 GB|
|Extreme Plus||32 Mbps||150 GB||0.43 days||10,368 GB|
|Ultimate||50 Mbps||250 GB||0.46 days||16,200 GB|
Point of interest. Running at full speed, no rogers plan will last more than half a day.
Megabytes per second = Download Speed / 8
Assuming 0 upload per month (which is impossible)
Assuming 30 days per month.
Assuming 1TB = 1,000,000 MB.
Assuming 1GB = 1,000 MB.
Number of seconds per month = 60 X 60 X 24 X 30 = 2,592,000
Maximum potential download amount = Megabytes per second * Number of seconds per month
Number of days internet will last = Monthly Usage Limit (MB) / Speed per megabyte / 60 / 60 / 24