Gruber: “If you use more than 2 GB per month you’re going to pay more, but this strikes me as fair, because most people don’t use that much data.”

Wired: “Video streaming and online gaming use much more bandwidth than web browsing or e-mailing. For instance, Netflix ranges from .3 GB per hour to 1 GB for normal resolution movies and up to 2.3 GB per hour for HD content.”

Average hours per month Americans spend watching TV: 164 (Nielsen, Q4 2010)

Hours per month Americans could spend watching HD TV¹ via:

  • Comcast xfinity: 108
  • ATT U-verse: 108
  • ATT DSL: 65
  • Time Warner Roadrunner (trial): 17
  • Verizon Wireless: 4
  • ATT Wireless: < 2

¹ On the most expensive data plan.


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