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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.

Activity Data consumption
One hour of web browsing 10 – 25MB
Download a document 2MB
One hour of Facebook 20MB
Download a music track 4MB
Stream 30 minutes of YouTube 175MB
Download a non-HD film 700MB
Download an HD film 4GB
Stream one hour of non-HD video 250MB
Stream one hour of HD video 2GB
Stream one hour of music or radio 150MB