said by BF69:No, my analogy is fine the way it is.
You're still off. First you say the basket is speed then you say the basket is data. 2 different things. Your analogy only works if the ISP sells you a 100 Mbps speed tier then says you can only use 12 Mbps.
The basket is speed and the apples are data. You're given a large basket that can hold many apples, but are then artificially limited to a very small number of apples.
A fast internet account gives you the capability to download large amounts of data and then the ISP artificially limits you to a small fraction of that amount.
Data is determined by speed.
I have a 30Mb account. That's 30 megabits a second, which works out to 3.75 megabytes a second. In other words, my account is capped at 3.75MB a second.
There are 60 seconds in a minute, so if you multiply 3.75MB by 60, you get 225MB. In other words, my account is capped at 225MB a minute.
There are 60 minutes in an hour, so if you multiply 225MB by 60, you get 13,500MB, or 13.18GB. In other words, my account is capped at 13.18GB an hour.
There are 24 hours in a day, so if you multiply 13.18GB by 24, you get 316.32GB. In other words, my account is capped at 316.32GB a day.
There are 30 days in the average month, so if you multiply 316.32GB by 30, you get 9,489.6GB or 9.27TB. In other words, my account is capped at 9.27TB a month.
In other words, my ISP knowingly sold me a service with the capability to download as much as 9.27TB in a single month.
If they were to impose a 300MB per month usage cap, they would be restricting my usage of the service to 3.33% of what it's capable of.
In other words, I would only be able to fill my basket to 1/3 of its total volume, completely negating the need for such a large basket in the first place.
Can someone please explain to me why every email alert I get for this thread contains an invalid link?