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Understanding Data Usage

Data usage reflects the amount of data used by online activities, not the amount of time spent online. The average household today has more than 20 connected devices using data for social networking, streaming music, movies, and TV shows, gaming, web surfing, emailing, uploading photos, downloading operating system and software updates, and video chatting.

Cox Internet packages include a 1.25 TB monthly data plan. Data usage is measured in gigabytes (GB) or terabytes (TB), with 1.25 TB being equivalent to 1,280 GB. With 1.25 TB of data, a household could do all of the following online activities in any given month.

  • Watch more than 400 hours of HD movies
  • Video chat for 1,000 hours with colleagues or friends
  • Post 250,000 high-quality pictures on social media
  • Jam out to 250,000 songs

To view estimates of how your internet activity affects data usage, visit the Data Usage Calculator.

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