What is Internet usage?
Internet usage is the amount of data your computer sends to and receives over the Internet, usually measured in gigabytes. Every time you download a song, upload a picture, surf the Web or send or receive email, a certain number of bytes of data are being transferred to or from your computer.
What is a gigabyte (GB)?
A gigabyte is a typical unit of measurement for data that is the equivalent of one billion bytes. For instance, 35 GB of data represents as many as:
What does Cogeco do to help you track your Internet usage?
To help you manage your Internet usage, Cogeco will automatically send an email to your Cogeco account when you reach 85% and 100% of your monthly usage limit.
Your Cogeco High Speed Internet package comes with a monthly usage amount, measured in gigabytes (GB). With the help of our Internet usage tool, you can:
- Track your monthly usage.
- View your usage notification history.
- View your usage for the last three months.
- Identify the specifications on your Internet package.
How can I track my Internet Usage?
- To view your monthly usage, log onto My Account.
- If you need any help, please refer to the How do I view or follow my Internet usage? FAQ or How to sign in to My Account FAQ
Internet usage and your wireless home network
If you rent a Cogeco wireless modem or have a wireless home network (WLAN or Wi-Fi network), be sure that it is protected against unauthorized remote access. If not, unauthorized individuals could access your account and download or exchange data, which would impact your monthly limit.
To protect yourself from such infringements, obtain Cogeco Security Services.
Available where technology permits. Taxes not included. Installation and/or activation fees may apply. Limited time offer. Cannot be combined with any other promotion on the same service. Promotions are limited to new customers or those who have disconnected their service for more than 6 months. A minimum commitment period corresponding to the promotions and billed at the same address is required to benefit from the promotional prices. A termination fee of $75 per service shall be charged to customers who disconnect their service prior to the end of the contract period. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.
Download and upload speeds can vary with Internet traffic, remote peers, your network configuration, the use of wireless equipment and other factors. After the promotional period, the standard rate will apply. A 6-month subscription is required. Standard modem rental included in all prices. Downloading standard movies, assuming an average Standard Definition 2 hours movie uses about 1 GB; HD movies assuming an average High Definition 2 hours movie uses about 2.5 GB, and MP3 files assuming an average high-quality, MP3 file uses about 5 Megabytes. Other factors can also have an impact on the downloads. Wi-Fi hotspots are free to access for Cogeco High Speed Internet subscribers. Please refer to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Terms & Conditions documents for more information. The Cogeco Security Services suite, a $2 per month value, is free for a 6 month period for High Speed Internet Express 6 and Express 10 subscribers and is included in all other Packages. Additional charges will apply for exceeding bit cap usage allowed for each Cogeco specific packages; visit Cogeco.ca/InternetUsage for details. Usage rates may be changed by Cogeco upon 30-day notice for. As mentioned in the AUP, the customer is entirely responsible for his Internet service usage and for the security of any devices, wireless, or Wi-Fi systems he chooses to utilize or interconnect to Cogeco's network. We recommend to all our subscribers that they take appropriate steps to secure from misuse any such equipment accordingly.