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How much internet data do you need?

At RuralBroadband.co.uk we often get asked about how much data certain services use. This is a cost control measure with currently data packages on mobile and satellite contracts.

This handy table shows how much data some standard online activities use (per user)

These figures are only rough estimates – your actual usage is likely be around these amounts, but could be more or less depending on a number of factors.

ActivityData consumption
One hour of web browsing10 – 25MB
Download a document2MB
One hour of Facebook20MB
Download a music track4MB
Stream 30 minutes of YouTube175MB
Download a non-HD film700MB
Download an HD film4GB
Stream one hour of non-HD video250MB
Stream one hour of HD video2GB
Stream one hour of music or radio150MB