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Tracking Data Allotments



  • High data usage takes up additional resources to manage our network in order to maintain reliable internet access for all customers
  • The fair solution is for heavy data users to contribute more towards the resources required
  • Our data allotment is not a usage cap that cuts off service when it reached the limit; instead, when the allotment is exceeded accounts are charged a small fee for overages

Resolution Steps

Checking Your Data Usage

  • Login to MyWave at and Click on the View Data Usage
    • Users can also set up an email alert by clicking on the Usage Email Alerts option on the right hand column
    • Data usage tracking updates every 24 hours, between 12AM-2AM, from the day before, and resets at the end of each calendar month

    • Data usage consists of both uploads and downloads, on all devices in a customer home at the account level

    • Tracking is only on the amount of data used, not what the data is or any specific internet activity


Data Transfer Amounts - Typical Usage

Typical Usage - Averages Average File Size   Equivalent Amt for 100GB Quota Equivalent Amt for 300GB Quota
Email 59KB Send or Receive 1,694,915 emails  Send or Receive 5,084,745 emails 
Web Page 130KB View 769,230 web pages  View 2,307,690 web pages 
Song File 4MB Download 25,000 song files  Download 75,000 song files 
Digital Photo 5MB Download 20,000 digital photos  Download 60,000 digital photos 
SD Movie 2GB Download/Stream 50 SD movies  Download/Stream 150 SD movies 
HD Movie 5GB Download/Stream 20 HD movies  Download/Stream 60 HD movies 
Hour of Online Gaming  15-30MB Online gaming for 3,400 hours  Online gaming for 10,200 hours 


Bandwidth/Data Allotments - Residential:

Residential Package; Data Quota
High Speed 3 100GB
High Speed 5 100GB
High Speed 6 100GB
High Speed 10 100GB
High Speed 15 300GB
High Speed 18 300GB
High Speed 25 300GB
High Speed 30 300GB
High Speed 35  300GB 
High Speed 50 300GB
High Speed 55 400GB
High Speed 100 400GB
Power User 110 1TB
High Speed 250 500GB
High Speed 500 1TB
High Speed GIG Unlimited incl. 
Cablespeed 300GB
Cablespeed Lite 100GB


Bandwidth/Data Allotments - Business:

Business Package  Data Quota
Business High Speed 10 200GB
Business High Speed 15 300GB
Business High Speed 18 600GB
Business High Speed 30 600GB
Business High Speed 50 600GB
Business High Speed 55 600GB
High Speed 80 600GB
Business High Speed 110 1TB
Business High Speed 250 1TB
Business High Speed GIG 1TB


Data Usage Doesn't Match or Too High

  • Data usage is tracked by the modem's MAC address, which is unique to the services

  • Make sure the router is secured; unsecured Wi-Fi access may cause higher usage due to unauthorized access

  • Run a virus scan / malware check on all devices viruses and malware increase data usage

Data Allotment Upgrades


Internal Information

Commercial Agent Steps

Financial Agent Steps

Management Steps