Assuming a utopia average speed of 1 Mbps, if one
data for one month, it will be:-
125 KBytes per second * 3600 * 24 * 30 = 324 GB. We will need bigger
hard disks just to store the download. What about electricity bills? :-)
If this download is a streaming DVD quality video for television with
stereo audio, what are the total hours of videos that will pass through
in one month?
What utopia are you talking about? Theres no such thing in India. I'm on
Comcast 8Mbps. They have a so called "fair usage" policy. This is not
strictly enforced because of several reasons. Technically we have 250GB
soft cap. If we cross that, then we'll be "throttled". But thats only
for repeat offenders. I think this is what India should also adopt.
Airtel / other ISPs dont get the idea. MTNL until recently gave a paltry
200MB / 1GB limits on their 2Mbps connections which is complete BS.
50-100GB soft cap on a 2Mbps connection for Rs.500 is a good plan.
The thing with western countries is that they have plenty and few to
serve. India on the other hand is the opposite. Whatever "plenty" the
ISPs create will be lapped up. Heh...
Also, downloading doesnt necessarily mean storing on harddrive.