OpenVault recently released its Broadband Industry Report for 4Q 2019. This report tracks the way we use data. The results state that data usage has gone up 27% in just one year (from 2018 to 2019). If this trend continues, and data usage continues to double every three years, in ten years our networks will need to be able to carry 8.6 times more data than today.
Think about it, there are so many things in the world today that rely on the use of the internet. We can barely make a phone call, or listen to the radio without the use of the internet. Even some appliances, like refrigerators, connect to the internet today. According to Parks Associates, 71% of U.S. households own an entertainment device connected to the internet. So it makes sense that the demand for data continues to increase. However, the increasing demand for enough bandwidth to fit this lifestyle puts a strain on the providers’ ability to supply it.
Some internet service providers put a data cap on customer usage in attempt to discourage users from using an excessive amount of bandwidth. Data caps limit the amount of data that users are able to transfer through online activities. Providers such as AT&T and CenturyLink have a data cap each month, and some, including AT&T, even charge if you go over that limit.
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