My home network is on a 50GB plan with Bigpond, and 3 days ago I received notice that I’d hit 40GB for the month. Our month ends on 10th, therefore 10GB left to go for the week. For some reason however we used that 10GB in 3 days. grrr… now we are speed limited to 64kbps. Ok – the solution for me today is to bump the limit – which means 100GB and $129/month now instead of the $109/month I was paying. However that only takes effect from midnight tonight so I’m stuck at 64kb for the day today.
Consider for a moment that if my business was 100% reliant on the Cloud for everything then I’d be totally screwed for the next 24 hours. If I had staff then they would be stuck at stupidly low speed and be unable to work.
Now – the next thing I need to do is to install a firewall that allow me to measure which devices are downloading the data, and WHAT they are downloading. Maybe then I can catch out my kids when I find they are downloading lots of things I’ve told them not to :-) more on that another time.